Gerlachovsky stit

As the highest peak found in the High Tatras, Gerlachovský štít in Slovakia is the highest in the Carpathian mountain chain that is 1500 kilometers long, as well as in the eastern and northern parts of Central Europe. Also, Gerlachovský štít alludes to the ‘Peak of Gerlachov’ and the earliest recorded name of the peak was the Szepes-German.

Gerlachovský  štít

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As the highest peak found in the High Tatras, Gerlachovský štít in Slovakia is the highest in the Carpathian mountain chain that is 1500 kilometers long, as well as in the eastern and northern parts of Central Europe. Also, Gerlachovský štít alludes to the ‘Peak of Gerlachov’ and the earliest recorded name of the peak was the Szepes-German.

The first person who had accurately pointed out that the Gerlachovský štít was the highest had been the forester L’udovit Greiner, which was done way back in 1838.

Members belonging to that of national UAA club are provided permission for climbing the peak on their own. Other visitors planning to scale the Gerlachovský štít will have to take the help of a mountain guide. The two of the easiest routes is the route going up through Velicka Proba and other is the route going downwards through the Batizovska proba, which take the names after the valleys. They get protected by chains and are some of the most difficult routes found in the High Tatras.

Modern hikers find the Gerlachovský štít a fabulous place to drink down the panoramic views, and for those who plan to spend the night by making a halt at Sliezsky Dom Hotel, or get driven by that of a mountain guide, the total elevation gain that can be gained is about 1000 meters. For the enthusiasts hiking from Tatranska Polianka, the elevation gain would be about 1665 meters. Tow multi-pitch routes that are popular in the Gerlachovský štít that are marked for technical climbing get spotted at the south-western and eastern walls. The route pertaining to Gerlachovský štít comes under that of the Tatra National Park ordinance.