Category: Great and Small Fatra

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Best Views in the Mala Fatra Mountains

During the recent hike to Boboty in the Mala Fatra mountains in Slovakia, we had one of the best views you can get there. The highest point of the hike was only about 1100 meters, but thanks to its location we could see the whole Vratna valley and the massif of Mala Fatra mountains. You can see it all in the pictures below. The whole hike is quite short and it…

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Monitoring of wild animals in the National park

Have you ever thought about, what the monitoring of wild animals looks like? This winter my brother and I participated in the monitoring of the wild lynxes and wolves in the Mala Fatra National park. From the very beginning it looked like a great idea, how to spend a winter day in the mountains, when we found out, the Administration of National park is looking for volunteers, who would like to help. So…

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Velka Fatra Mountains Trek

„It´s going to rain. Wait a second, I´m going to put on my raincoat“ I said to my brother, as we were approaching massive cloud, while walking on the mountain ridge in Velka Fatra mountains (The Great Fatra). „I don´t need it. It´s not going to rain.“ He said. After 10 seconds, while I was already searching the raincoat in my backpack, the first raindrops fell on us. These raindrops convinced…

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Hiking in the wilderness of the Great Fatra

The National Park of Veľká Fatra (the Great Fatra), lying in central Slovakia is typical for its continuous forest, long valleys and the largest locality of original yew tree occurrence in Europe. I think the best thing about hiking in the Great Fatra National park is less infrastructure. I mean, it´s comfortable to have a chance to visit a mountain hut almost in every valley and have a tasty lunch there,…

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The North Pole in Slovakia

  At the beginning the weather was like this. We almost got lost, because of the poor visibility. But then in about 30 seconds all changed. Especially in one place, the wind was so strong, I thought the wind was going to blow me away. You can see what I´m talking about on the videos below. [embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HnwEn4mSDA4[/embedyt] And the second video [embedyt] http://www.youtube.com/embed?listType=playlist&list=UUErX54XiaC0HI2t7FXQsj4Q[/embedyt]   It really took about 30…

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Strenuous winter hike in Mala Fatra National park

The peak – Veľký Rozsutec is considered to be the one of the most beautiful peaks in Slovakia and the hike to the Velky Rozsutec belongs to the most challenging hikes in the National park Mala Fatra. The summit is more than 1 600 m high and cumulative elevation gain is approximately 1 100 m. The hike involves steep inclines, going up through gorges, steep ladders and scrambling. It is a difficult…

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Above the Clouds on Veľký Rozsutec

At first I have to apologize and warn you, that photos during this hike were taken only with mobile phone, as the batteries in my camera were unfortunately discharged. They were probably too old and their capacity was after few years of usage already low. [caption id="attachment_1849" align="aligncenter" width="1632"] On the top of the Velky Rozsutec[/caption] We undertook this hike at the beginning of December 2014. It was my idea to…