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Hike across Prielom pass to the Polish ridge

Connection of three valleys

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Hike across Prielom pass to the Polish ridge
Inserted: 11.07.2013
Author: Petr Liška © gigaplaces.com

Prielom (2,288 m) is a wild mountain pass with a beautiful view of the mountain lakes at the end of Velká Studená dolina (= the Great Cold Valley). It is also a path to rarely walked Litvorová valley and a connection to Velické valley over the Polish ridge (2200 m asl) or a starting point to the top of Východná Vysoká (= East High) (2428 m asl). It's part of a very popular long day trip combining  Velká Studená a Velická dolina (= Great Cold and Velická Valleys).

End of Velká Studená dolina (= Great Col

The way from Zbojnická chata (= Brigand´s hut) to the pass takes just over an hour. The end of the valley gradually approaches and together with it also the steep section to the pass secured with chains. Divá věž (= the Wild Tower) ((2373 m asl) sharply towers above the heads.

End of Velká Studená dolina (= Great Col
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Look back on Lomnicky peak

During the ascent to the pass you can nicely see how the glacier once modeled the rocks. You can also finally see the majestic Lomnicky peak (2634 m asl).

Look back on Lomnicky peak
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Prielom (2288 m asl)

After the ascent secured with chains you finally find yourself in a small pass Prielom, from where there is a beautiful wild view of the Zamrznuté pleso (= Frozen Mountain Lake).

Prielom (2288 m asl)
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Tatra´s peaks

There is a beautiful view of the Tatra peaks from the pass.

Tatra´s peaks
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Descent from Prielom

Descent is secured with chains and climbing irons. Anyway, you definitely need a certain step and not to suffer from vertigo.

Descent from Prielom
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The descent to the Litvorová valley

During the descent there are wonderful views of the upper part of the Litvorová valley with Zamrznuté pleso (= The Frozen mountain lake).

The descent to the Litvorová valley
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Look back to Prielom

After a steep descent from the pass the path continue to traverse the slope, sometimes even a snow field in late summer. Divá věža (= Wild tower) dominates the whole ridge.

Look back to Prielom
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Polish ridge

After 45 minutes of descent you reach a crossroads, from where you can descend to Litvorová valley or ascend up to the Polish ridge. There is a great view of the valley from here.

Polish ridge
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View of Východná Vysoká (= the East High

From the Polish ridge you can descend through Velická Valley or have even shorter ascent to a perfect outlook point – Východná Vysoká (= The East High).

View of Východná Vysoká (= the East High
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