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Ice climbing day trip at Slovak Paradise or the High Tatras

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Ice climbing in Slovakia is a unique and beautiful experience. Join Eduard, IFMGA mountain guide, on a day trip to Slovak Paradise or the High Tatras.

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Tatras

1 Day

Jan - Mar, Dec


Description

During winter, ice climbing in Slovakia is a must! Come with me and enjoy a different and unique experience.

This exciting sport has a very long tradition in Slovak mountains. In fact, there are excellent conditions to climb on frozen waterfalls in different parts of the country. Here are the two places where I can take you for an amazing ice climbing day:

Slovak Paradise

One of my favorite ice climbing spots is Slovak Paradise Natonal Park. Located in the east of the country, you can get there after a 30 minutes drive both from the High Tatras or the city of Poprad. I recommend to visit this place in case of bad weather, like snowing or strong wind.

At Slovak Paradise you’ll find many icefalls of various lengths and all levels of difficulty. Besides, you’ll be surrounded by a stunning landscape of canyons and gorges. 

High Tatras

Ice climbing in the High Tatras is somehow similar to the one in Slovak Paradise. However, instead of climbing in the canyons we’ll climb in the higher mountains. The icefalls here are much bigger and located mostly below the walls and troughs.

In the High Tatras there’s a large selection and good opportunities for ice climbing. We can climb several icefalls within one day. 

At each of these places I can take a group of up to 4 people. While climbing, you will learn the principles and techniques of ice climbing as well as play some games.

Ice climbing in Slovakia is a very unique and beautiful experience that you shouldn’t miss if you are in the country. Please contact me if you are interested!

Price includes

- Guiding fee


About the guide

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Eduard Kuro

4.25

(8)

Mountain Guide

I’m an IFMGA mountain guide born in west Slovakia, in 1973. Nowadays I live in Poprad, a city 10 km away from the High Tatras, the mountains where I’ve been working for 25 years.

I came to High Tatras when I was student, in the summer of 1991. I started to work as a mountain carrier-sherpa in the chalet Rysy. I was also a professional member of the mountain rescue service.

In 2011, I finished my mountain education in Chamonix and became an international mountain guide. I also worked as a cave rescuer in Slovakia.

During winter, I enjoy ski-mountaineering, freeride, ice climbing and ascending different peaks. On the summer season, I practice mountain climbing, hiking, mountain bike, rock climbing, guiding and a lot of other sports.

Besides traveling with clients, I sometimes go to the mountain alone or with my friends and son.

I offer courses for avalanche education, ski-mountaineering, rock and ice climbing. I also organize special team-building activities for clients and I’m used to working with young people and children.

Languages

Slovak | Russian | Polish | English | Czech

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What people are saying about this trip

Sammi

4.00

Disorganised chaos. In spite of having booked months before we were given little information about what the trip would entail or where we were going. Extras included paying for the hire of snow boots & getting the cable car. All of which is not a problem but would have been handy to know - especially as the cost of the snow boots wasn't mentioned until we were on our way home. Eduard was very knowledgeable however he would only extend this knowledge to my male friend whom he told to encourage us as his English wasn't good (so why offer the service in English?). The climb itself was exhilarating & the setting truly beautiful.

Kaci

5.00

Eduard took my husband and I ice climbing for our first time. Eduard took great care of us, had great communication and is a lovely person to spend a day with. He is an expert in the field and it shows! He took care of all the logistics on the trip to make our experience comfortable. The experience exceeded our expectations. We were both able to climb a beautiful waterfall and enjoy the High Tatras.

Kaci

5.00

Eduard took my husband and I ice climbing for our first time. Eduard took great care of us, had great communication and is a lovely person to spend a day with. He is an expert in the field and it shows! He took care of all the logistics on the trip to make our experience comfortable. The experience exceeded our expectations. We were both able to climb a beautiful waterfall and enjoy the High Tatras.


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