Category: West Tatras

Chamois in Tatras

The chamoix and other wild animals of the Tatra Mountains

I remember when I was a kid. Let´s say 5 – 6 years old. All I wanted to experience while hiking in the Tatras was to spot some wild animals. Especially chamoix and marmots. As we were in the mountains, we heard the whistling of the marmots quite often, so they had to be close to us, but I never saw one. Until these days. In the past people used to poach a lot…

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In a territory of a bear

I undertook this hike with my brother and our common friend in the autumn of the year 2014, but I´m convinced that it´s worth to share it with you anyway. I love to hike in autumn, because the nature is unbelievably colourful, what you can see in the photos. Our goal was the peak Volovec situated in West Tatras, with an altitude of 2 063 m. a.s.l. I have already reached…

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Accompanied by chamoix at night in the West Tatras

Few weeks ago, I and my brother decided to spend one night on the mountain ridge for the first time in our lives. My brother chose the destination West Tatras, because the West Tatras are great for ridge trail hikes. The problem is, that at the beginning you have to gain the height really quickly but afterwards hiking is very pleasant as you are walking on the ridge, 2 000…