Rysy mountain is located in the central part of High Tatras in their main ridge, on the borderline between Poland and Slovakia.
The north-western summit of Rysy (2499m) is the highest point of Poland, so it was about the time for me to conquer this mountain.
The starting place of the climb from Slovakian side is o Strbske Pleso - the highest situated town of Slovakia - 1335 meters above sea level. The route is well marked with the signs.
It is a fairly steep uphill, but does not require technical climbing.
Chata Pod Rysmi Chalet tells us that we are on 2250m - almost at the summit.
Final push - we can see already the peak. Don’t get confused with the praying flags - we are in Tatras mountains :)
And finally Rysy summit and summit photo.
At the top of Rysy, in action.
All summits need to be celebrated, horec ( local alcohol ) does the job :)
Summited on 19th August 2012.
Rysy has three peaks:
# the middle at 2,503 m (8,212 ft);
# the north-western at 2,499 m (8,199 ft);
# the south-eastern at 2,473 m (8,114 ft).
The north-western peak is the highest point of Poland; the other two peaks are on the Slovak side of the border.
20th July 1840 - Eduard Blasy and Jan Ruman older (guide)
First Winter Ascent:
10th April 1884 - Theodor Wundt and Jakob Horvay (guide)