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Gerlach guided classic ascent in High Tatras

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Join local IFMGA-certified mountain guide Kuna on this full day ascent to the summit of Mt. Gerlach via its classic route, in the heart of High Tatras.


1 Day

Jun - Oct




Gerlach is the highest and most visited peak of the High Tatras. It is located in the Tatra National Park, in the Prešov region, Slovakia. Today I would like to challenge you to ascend this 2655 meter mountain on a full day expedition.

Our starting point will be Sliezky dom (1670 m), a mountain hotel built in the Great Valley (locally called Velickej doline). From there we will pass under the Kotlový štít, one of its main peaks. This ascent will take us about 4 hours. Once at the summit of Mount Gerlach we can admire both the High and Low Tatras as well as the entire Slovenské Rudohorie, which is the largest mountain range in Slovakia.

As for the descent, I will guide you through the Batizovská próba which is a steep slope of the mountain until we reach the Batizovska Valley. Finally, we will return by bus to Sliezky dom.

To fully enjoy this classic ascent to Gerlach, it will be necessary some previous experience in mountaineering and a good physical condition. Keep in mind that we must face an altitude change of 1100 meters and that it will be 10 hours of physical effort.

So if you’re ready for such an adventure send your request now and book your place for next departures! It’ll be my great pleasure to help you discover the wonders of High Tatras.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

The price does not include personal insurance and transfers.

About the guide

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Mountain Guide

I was born in Poprad and I live, work and relax in the High Tatras. I have been climbing in this region for 15 years both in summer and winter.
Since 2001 I am a professional rescuer with a completed Bachelor education in Urgent Medical Care. Furthermore, I work in The Experts Mountain Rescue Service (in High Tatras) as an avalanche specialist.
In 2009, after passing the entrance examination for mountain guiding, I started the roundabout course. In April 2010, I became a mountain guide aspirant in the National Association of Mountain Guides of the Slovak Republic.
In 2011, during the final course in Chamonix - Mont Blanc (France) I successfully completed the course of mountain guide during four days of tests, under the strict supervision of Technical Commission NAHVSR instructors. Since then, I am a mountain guide with the IFMGA / UIAGM international license.
Thanks to this job (and hobby) I am pleased to expand the horizons of my clients and share with them my knowledge and experience as a mountain guide.


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What people are saying about Kuna


We spent 2 days with Pavol as he introduced us to ice climbing. Upon meeting him, we were pleased with his professionalism and his impressive experiences climbing around the world. It didn't take long for us to realise his expertise on the mountain, as well as his passion and down to earth attitude. Over 2 days, in 2 different locations, we got learn the basics of ice climbing on some serious ice falls. He gave us advice on techniques and strategies to get us climbing higher and more efficiently. The whole time Pavol made us feel very safe and in control, as daunting as ice climbing may be. In the end we had a great time and learnt a lot, and he left us hungry for more. He definitely showed us this is a sport and passion we can keep following. We hope to climb with Pavol again next time we visit Europe.



Great experience!

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