The Tatra mountain range is not well known to western Europeans. It’s located on the border between Poland and Slovakia. The highest point is Gerlach, 2655m which is also the highest point in Slovakia. During the summer the Tatra is a dream destination for alpine rock climbing. The Rock is solid granite and you don’t have any nasty glaciers to worry about on the approaches. In the area you will find several hundred well established and well protected multi-pitch rock climbs. This is also one of the only alpine areas in Europe that has not been invaded by expansion blots. The mode of climbing is traditional.

High Tatras

In winter there is excellent ground for ice and mixed climbing adventures like the ones you can find in Scotland.

You can approach the chain from either Slovakia or Poland. From Slovakia the nearest hub is the city of Poprad. In Poland it is Zakopane.

Anders will be leading a trip for the Danish Alpine Club to the range in June-06

Further info about the Tatras:
The mountains and climbing topos