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Article Ascent to Gerlach

Ascent to the highest mountain in Slovakia

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Ascent to Gerlach
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Gerlachovský štít, also called Gerlach, is the highest mountain in the High Tatras, Slovakia and the entire Carpathians. Due to its height, accessibility and beautiful mountain scenery, it is one of the most visited peaks. Ascent to Gerlachovský štít is allowed only in the company of a mountain guide.

Horsky Hotel Sliezsky Dom

We start the ascent early in the morning from the Silesian House, where we were transported by car from Tatranská Polianka

Horsky Hotel Sliezsky Dom
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Velická dolina - Velická próba

Above the Silesian houses we had a classic „Tatra“ climb on the rocks to a place under the wall, where we took a short break, put on our seats and tied them to a rope. After that, we started to climb already secured.

Velická dolina - Velická próba
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A great trial up

I watched every step and looked more under my feet than at the surroundings: D

A great trial up
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We are approaching the top

According to the mountain guide, the whole trip should take us about 5–6 hours from the Silesian House to Batizovská pleso

We are approaching the top
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Gerlachovský štít - peak

Top cross

Gerlachovský štít - peak
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Gerlach Shield

top box with a book

Gerlach Shield
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Views from the top

white clouds on one side …

Views from the top
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Views from the top

..on the other side, almost clear skies

Views from the top
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View from Gerlach

.. to the right of Gerlach is Východná Vysoká and Lomnický štít

View from Gerlach
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Descent through the Batizov Trough

The journey down the Batizov Trough did not seem so difficult to me. Some places under the top are secured with chains, in one place with shingles.

Descent through the Batizov Trough
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The chamois greets us below the summit

Rest over the Batizov Ball

The chamois greets us below the summit
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Along the stones to the Batizov Ball

We pass a small waterfall between the stones

Along the stones to the Batizov Ball
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Batizovské pleso

we are approaching the ball and from there we still have a trip along the Tatra highway to the Silesian House

Batizovské pleso
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Batizovské pleso

there is a short break

Batizovské pleso
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Tatra highway

just walk to the Silesian House from where we have again a pick-up to Tatranská Polianka

Tatra highway
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Velické pleso

We can already see the Velický waterfall above Velický pleso, which is by the Silesian house

Velické pleso
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