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Needle of Osterva (Popradske lake) guided climbing day

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Join local IFMGA-certified mountain guide Eduard on this climbing day in the Popradske lake and reach the top of the Osterva Needle, in Slovakia.


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I am happy to invite you to this mountain climbing day in the Popradske lake area, during which I’ll guide you to the top of the fantastic Needle of Osterva, in the High Tatras of Slovakia.

Our meeting point will be Popradske pleso, a mountain glacial lake located at 1494 meters of height, right on the famous Tatranská magistrála route. If you wish, we can meet in the city of Poprad and drive to the parking lot.

I like guiding my friends and clients in this location because the Popradske lake is a very popular starting point for the best mountaineering programs in the High Tratas. From there we’ll hike to our goal for the day: the Needle of Osterva.

On the way to the top of this granite spire we’ll enjoy really stunning views of the surrounding valleys. What’s more exciting is that the landscape will change constantly since we will take a circular trail.

The Needle of Osterva can be climbed all year round and is open to anyone with a basic mountaineering experience. The last section before the summit implies some rock climbing skills. 

Although it’s a half-day program, if you have available time in Slovakia we can stay at a nearby hotel (Horský Hotel Popradske Pleso) and go for more days of climbing to other interesting spots in the High Tatras. Zabi Kon, Volia Veza or Rysy are some of the options.

So please send your request and get in touch with me to organize your next mountaineering adventure in this amazing country. I’m sure you won’t want to leave High Tatras.

Price includes

- Guiding fee


More info

Group size for the summer season is 3 people maximum. During the winter I can take only 2 participants with me.

Meeting point

Popradske lake

About the guide

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Eduard Kuro



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.


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What people are saying about this trip



I had a nice time with the guide , he had to change the place and the date we climbed , because the weather was absolutely not favorable for the climb I originally booked ... I wonder what happens if the trip is canceled because the weather won’t allow it

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