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AC Tatra Meet 2020
From Saturday 03 October 2020
To Sunday 11 October 2020
Contact Rafal Malczyk (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
Saturday 03 October 2020

After two successful winter trips to the Tatra Mountains, I would like to invite the Alpine Club members to visit those small but interesting mountains once again in 2020. However, this time I would like to make a slight change to the character and objective of the meet…

This time I suggest to meet in Poland in October and the main objective of the meet will be multi-pitch rock climbing in one of the most interesting climbing locations.

Early October is a great time to visit the Tatras. On one hand, it is usually still warm and on the other hand, it is not as crowded as during the summer. Rock climbing here is predominantly multi-pitch on superb granite. Routes are often long and have very mountaineering character, often giving possibility to finish your climb on airy summits. Some of them are bolted but most of the time it is necessary to take at least a small rack. Descents are often tricky and may require multiple abseil or down-climbing. Weather can also change unexpectedly, giving a good test of climber’s endurance and navigation skills…

Mountain huts are comfortable, even comparing to alpine standards and offer traditional polish food and drinks.

The National Park of the Tatra Mountains is fairly small in terms of the area but is also very scenic at the same time. Apart from rock climbing there are lots of great walks and scrambles.

I have booked 14 beds in the „Morskie Oko” mountains hut. This hut is a perfect base for long multi-pitch climbs (https://schroniskomorskieoko.pl/en).

Detailed itinerary of the meet:

Date

Day

Accomodation

No. Of beds

Activity

03 Oct

Saturday

Krakow

 

Meet up in Krakow

04 Oct

Sunday

Morskie Oko

14

Bus to Zakopane / Walk to Morskie Oko / Climbing

05 Oct

Monday

Morskie Oko

14

Climbing

06 Oct

Tuesday

Morskie Oko

14

Climbing

07 Oct

Wednesday

Morskie Oko

14

Climbing

08 Oct

Thursday

Morskie Oko

14

Climbing

09 Oct

Friday

Zakopane

 

Climbing and walk back to Zakopane in the evening

10 Oct

Saturday

Krakow

 

Bus to Krakow / Dinner and Wight out in Krakow

11 Oct

Sunday

n/a

 

Flights back home / end of the meet

 

 

Guidebooks and Maps:

https://ksiegarnia.wspinanie.pl/master-topo-mnich-i-zamarla-turnia-p-58.html

https://ksiegarnia.wspinanie.pl/master-topo-kazalnica-mieguszowiecka-p-466.html

https://ksiegarnia.wspinanie.pl/master-topo-czolowka-miegusza-p-500.html

https://ksiegarnia.wspinanie.pl/master-topo-rysy-zestaw-topograficzny-p-743.html

https://www.cicerone.co.uk/the-high-tatras

 

Further information about the area:

https://www.mountainproject.com/area/105967659/tatra-mountains

Contact: Rafal Malczyk This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.