People per Guide
Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Nov, Dec
Type of Trip
The High Tatras mountain range in Slovakia offers many great possibilities for winter mountaineering. Join me for 1 or several days and I will take you to fantastic frozen waterfalls in this area, for a mix of winter and ice climbing.
With so many options in the High Tatras, we can move from one valley to the other, and if you choose to come for several days, we can stay in huts. We might snowshoe to reach the mountains and we will use crampons and ice axe, based in the programme we define together.
I can take you to climb peaks like Gerlach, the highest in the country, or Pysny (Pyšný štít), Kežmarský or also Kriváň peak, the symbol of Slovakia.
Winter mountaineering in the Hight Tatras is great because there is a only a short approach to reach the valleys. This means we can climb a peak in only one day and if we do a multiple day trip, we can climb one peak per day.
We also have the option of doing some traverses to avoid taking the same route up and down. One of the things I like the most about climbing in the Tatras is that it is very wild so we find very few people climbing here!
Be aware that in the Hight Tatras climbers are not authorised to go higher than the huts during winter, unless they are registered climbers or if they go together with a guide. This is why there are even fewer people in the mountains during this season.
In order to join this tour you need to be fit, and the level of required experience depends on the programme, but it is better if you have previous experience with crampons and ice axe use. I could also give you some training, but if we go for a peak we might need more days for this.
Tempted by this winter mountaineering trip in the High Tatras? Then send me a request, book your trip and get ready for a great winter adventure in Slovakia.
Price per person per day
- Guiding fee
What happens if I need to cancel the trip?
If you decide to cancel, you’ll get a 100% refund (minus fees) if the cancellation is notified up to 60 days before the start of the tour, a 75% refund (minus fees) if you cancel between 59 and 30 days before the start of the tour, and a 50% refund if you cancel between 29 and 21 days before the start of the tour. If you cancel less than 21 days before the first day of the tour, you won’t receive a refund. Take into account, however, that if accommodation, flights or transfers were included in the trip you booked, then a different policy may apply as the guide will be bound by the provider’s cancellation policy.
What happens if the guide cancels the trip because of bad weather/unsuitable conditions?
If bad weather or unsuitable conditions force the guide to cancel the trip, he or she will: a) propose a similar activity at a different place where conditions are better, or b) propose to postpone the activity until a later date, or c) cancel. If you refuse option a), our cancellation policy will apply. Please note, however, that the call to cancel a trip due to bad weather can only be made by the guide (not the client).
What happens if the guide doesn’t show up or cancels for personal reasons?
If the guide cancels for reason of injury or other, you will get a 100% refund on your trip.
You should have your own insurance (rescue and health).
About the Guide
I'm an IFMGA-certified mountain guide based in Proprad, Slovakia, at the foot of the High Tatras. I'm also married and the father of 3 children.
I'll be happy to take you ski touring, rock climbing and mountaineering in these beautiful mountains. I also work as a mountain rescuer in this area, so I know it like the back of my hand.
Join me and I'll show you the best spots in the Tatras! Going on a journey with me is not only about reaching summits or ski down the best slopes of the Tatras but it also about experiencing the Slovak culture which I'm very proud of. I'll be glad to share with you about our history, our people, our tradition...