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The Tatra Mountains are situated on the border between Poland and Slovakia. During winter, they offer excellent alpine climbing – snow, ice and mixed routes, followed by sharp ridges that take you to spiky summits. Descents are often tricky. There is no problem with acclimatisation as the altitude is 2000 – 2600m.

The majority of the routes, which are of varied difficulty and length, can be done in one day (starting from the hut Morskie Oko). I would like to take a group of 15 members of the Alpine Club (full or aspirants). More information about climbing in the Tatras can be found on the web site:

Dates: 3 - 11 March 2018

Location: Morskie Oko – is one of the prettiest mountain lakes in Poland. It is surrounded by mountains and there is a nice mountain hut which is a perfect starting point for climbing walking and ski touring. This is one of the few areas where climbing is allowed. There is also a possibility to move for few days to Slovakian side to do some ice climbing too.

Logistics: the nearest airport is in Krakow and there are lots of cheap flights from all major airports in the UK. Krakow which is a beautiful city with historical centre is an ideal meeting point. From there, it is about 2-hour bus journey to Zakopane. After that, 3 hour hike to the refuge at Morskie Oko. It is possible to arrange transport of bags with gear to the refuge.


02.03.2018 (Friday) – everyone flies to Krakow and stay one night there;

03.03.2018 (Saturday) – bus transfer to Zakopane and walk to Morskie Oko;

04.03.2018 (Sunday) – climbing;

05.03.2018 (Monday) – climbing;

06.03.2018 (Tuesday) – climbing;

07.03.2018 (Wednesday) – climbing;

08.03.2018 (Thursday) – climbing;

09.03.2018 (Friday) – climbing;

10.03.2018 (Saturday) – walk to the car park and bus transfer to Krakow, another night in Krakow;

11.03.2018 (Sunday) – everyone flies back to the UK.

Climbing in the Tatras.

Suggested number of participants: 15

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

Not a perfect day…