GERLACH AND THE HIGHEST 14′
GERLACH and THE HIGHEST 14′
Gerlach (Gerlachovský štít in Slovak). It’s the highest peak of Slovakia, Tatras and Karpathian Mountains. It was climbed for the first time probably in third decade of 19th century by a group under the lead of a guide – Johann Still of a Spiś origin (historic and geographic land on a border of Slovakia, Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland)
Duration: 6 hours
The trip starts at Silesian Hut. Gerlach can be reached via many routes, depending on weather conditions, time of the year and participants’ skills.
Via Wielicka Próba (max.3 participants), descent via Batyżowiecka Próba
Via Batyżowiecka Próba (max. 3 participants)
Tatarka’s route (max. 2 participants)
Martin’s Ridge (max. 2 participants)
In Winter time a guide can lead max. 2 people.
The HIGHEST 14 or the Tatras’ Crown is composed of 14 remarkable peaks of a height extending 8000 feet. They can be reached via diverse routes depending on weather conditions, climbing skills and overall experience. Below you will find short descriptions of some of the most popular access routes to all of them. Duration time given do not include the time one’s need to get to the start from Zakopane.