WINTER / SUMMER | Pavel Žofka | Professional IFMGA Mountain Guide
Peak Ascents2021-06-14T21:51:03+02:00

We provide you an alpine ascent and we lead you as an individual or a group to set goal in the mountain environment. It ’s up to you whether you choose an Alpine four thousands peak or you go to the High Tatras…

Peak ascents

Alps

The Alps (German Alpen, French Alpes, Romansh Alps, Italian Alpi, Slovenian Alpe) are vast European mountains. The name “Alps” resp. French and Latin name “Alpes” probably comes from Latin word “albus” (white) or “altus” (high). Another possible explanation is the Celtic term “alp” that denotes high mountains.

The Alps are only found on the European continent, but there are three more Alps. The Australian Alps, New Zealand Alps, Japanese Alps. The Europe’s entire mountain range stretches from 130 to 260 kilometers wide and around 1200 kilometers long, across seven countries total from the French Riviera and the Mediterranean coast in the southwest to Vienna in the east. It occupies an area of about 180 000 km². The river Rhine on the Swiss-Austrian and Swiss-Liechtenstein border and the approximate connection between Liechtenstein and the Italian city of Como draw the boundary between two basic subunits: the Western and Eastern Alps.

The 4000m Peaks of the Alps

The highest mountains or peaks of the Alps, that are in France, Italy and Switzerland. Clear list and short informative labels of 4000’s peaks can be found in Wikipedia.

Ascent for you… .

and many other alpine 4000-thousand and other peaks.

The equipment for alpine ascents, mountaineering and ferrate routes

  • insurance for these activities (e.g. OeAlpenverein), ID card, cash
  • suitable footwear, ankle, waterproof with the possibility of clamping of crampons
  • headlamp with good batteries
  • waterproof and windproof clothes (e. g. goretex pants, jacket)
  • hiking clothes (e. g. softshell, merino…what are you used to)
  • spare gloves, hat, socks, the balaclava is suitable for windy weather
  • sunglasses, ski glasses with double glass against fog, wind and snow
  • cream with sufficient UV filter and sun and lip balm with UV protection
  • thermos or drinking bottle, food for trip
  • hiking backpack (up to 35 liters ideal)
  • harness for movement in glacier, 1x HMS karabiner, 2x karabiner with lock, 2x reep-slings of 6mm diameter and 1,5 m length, 1x reep-slings of 3 m length, flat runner of 80 and 120 cm length, 1 ice screw
  • light tourist ice axe and crampons in case of movement in glacier or snow
  • helmet with certificate for mountaineering
  • hiking telescopic poles
  • avalanche rescue kit (probe, shovel, transceiver) in case of avalanche danger
  • mobile phone with numbers of first aid and mountain rescue service

Most of this recommended equipment you can rent in our rental shop.

If you don’t know what to do, please contact me.

High Tatras

High Tatras (Polish Tatry Wysokie, Hungarian Magas-Tátra) is the highest mountains in the Slovak republic. It is a geomorphological subunit of the Eastern Tatras west from Kopsky saddle that separates them from Belianske Tatras. High Tatras have an area of 341 km² (260 km² in Slovak republic and 81 km² in Poland). The length of High Tatras is about 26 km and the width 17 km. From the south, the mountain range is bordered by the Podtatranska kotlina, in the north it borders with Spišská Magura and the western border is formed by the Koprova valley separating High Tatras from Western Tatras. To the east, they are bordered by the Belianske Tatras. The Belianske Tatras are lower than the High Tatras (area of 64 km², ridge length 14 km, the highest peak Havran – 2142 m).

Ascents and hikes in the High Tatras with mountain guide

Maximum number of clients on the tour is determined by the mountain guide according to the difficulty of the ascent, the conditions and and local customs of the mountain guides. Mostly 2 clients per mountain guide.

Price for climbing to the Tatra peak in one day
from 320 € / group

Price for renting a harness and helmet for climbing (eventually also ice ax and crampons)
10 € / persons

Ascents in the High Tatras

  • Gerlachovský štít
  • Lomnický štít
  • Ľadový štít
  • Prostredný hrot
  • Bradavica
  • Vysoká
  • Končistá
  • Ganek
  • Satan
  • Zlobivá
  • Mengusovský štít
  • Kežmarský štít
  • Kolový štít
  • Čierny štít
  • Dračí štít
  • Furkotský štít
  • Jastrabia veža
  • Javorový štít
  • Žltá veža
  • Baranie rohy

…and many other ascents.

Peaks of the High Tatras

Dvoutisícové vrcholy Tater: Gerlachovský štít (2655 m) • Lomnický štít (2634 m) • Ľadový štít (2627 m) • Pyšný štít (2623 m) • Vysoká (2560 m) • Kežmarský štít (2556 m) • Končistá (2538 m) • Baranie rohy (2526 m) • Rysy (2503 m) • Kriváň (2495 m) • Bradavica (2476 m) • Ganek (2462 m) • Slavkovský štít (2452 m) • Prostredný hrot (2441 m) • Hrubý vrch (2428 m) • Mengusovský štít (2424 m) • Satan (2421 m) • Kolový štít (2418 m) • Javorový štít (2417 m) • Veľké Solisko (2413 m) • Štrbský štít (2381 m) • Krátka (2374 m) • Kôprovský štít (2363 m) • Svinica (2301 m) • Tupá (2284 m) • Jahňací štít (2230 m) • Široká (2210 m)

Challenging hikes and climbing

  • Gerlach – Martinka, Tatarkova ferata
  • Bradavice přes Zvodnou lávku
  • Koruna Vysoké
  • Vidlový hřeben
  • Jordánka
  • Pyšné štíty
  • Traves Ľadových štítů
  • Žabí kôň
  • Volia věž
  • Ošarpance hřebenovka

… and other climbing tours.

… ascents or climbing to many other Tatra ’s peaks
According your wishes and choice, or I will suggest the ascent for you depending on where you want to go. Possibility of combination with light climbing and climbing of multi-length routes, ferratas and so.

A few tips for you…

… and many other Tatra ’s peaks.

What equipment should you have for climbing in the Hight Tatras

  • climbing harness
  • helmet
  • eventual crampons and ice ax (can be rented in my rental shop)
  • smaller backpack (size around 15-30 l)
  • hiking boots with quality soles
  • hat, gloves
  • drinking bottle
  • warm sportswear
  • waterproof jacket
  • thermos with tea