Rysy

Rysy, Tatra National Park: Address, Rysy Reviews: 5/5

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Jktoldo J
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Rysy from Morski Oko and back (2 hours up, 1.2 down)
Jul 2020 • Solo
If the weather is good you will be in luck. When the sun shines you will see all the beauty of the Tatra mountains. Of course that brings more traffic to the trail. The early bird gets the summit :-)

Wear shoes with good grip, hiking poles to save you from bending over on the way up. Cycling gloves with a bit of padding or grip for the chains.

Its scary on the chains if your new to scrambling, but it's easier coming down i find.

Even if your fit and fast you will hit bottle necks with people, so it's best to Leave Strava at home.and enjoy the climb :,-)
Written 6 July 2020
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jurgisk_lv
Grobina, Latvia50 contributions
Imprissive views but hike as early as possible
Sep 2019
The hike in normal weather conditions can be done in about 4,5hours (from Štrbské Pleso to Rysy). Its more or less normal path all the way (one small part where a little bit of climbing holding to chains have to be done). The views are amazing in the peak, but oh boy how crowded it was. We started our hike a little before 9 am and it was already like a highway to Rysy, so I recon, the best experience would be to start the hike around 7 am or even a little bit earlier. Other than crowded paths it was worth the time experience.
Written 16 September 2019
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Natasha Y
Bull Creek, Australia14 contributions
Sensational day hike
Aug 2019 • Solo
Lots of people, so best to do it on a work day if you can. Start early as possible from the parking area (6€) along the Poprad river (or stay overnight at Chata Pod hostel for an early morning ascent). ~18km round trip with 1190m rise and fall. Modest chain and ladder sections with rock scrambling near the peak/s.

Fantastic views into Poland and the surrounding jagged ridges.
Written 20 August 2019
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J_Jurate
Vilnius, Lithuania33 contributions
Probably the best view in High Tatras
Aug 2018 • Friends
The hike is spectacular!! You can hike the peak from Slovakia and/or Poland. We ascended from Slovakia and descended in Poland which was amazing 14 hours hike (with very many stops). Slovak side is physically easier and less scenic, while Polish side is much steeper and very narrow at a few places which causes some congestions as in generally this is one of the most popular and busiest hikes in the region. Good hiking gear is a must, but there is no need for ropes or so. Last few hundred meters to the top require scrambling. Views are absolutely fantastic!!
Written 10 January 2019
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Kadri S
Tallinn, Estonia55 contributions
Rysy mountain
Aug 2018 • Family
Went up from Slovakian side. Amateur. Took around 10h to go up and back down from nearest town. There is a shelter up around 2000m and you can have a beer there for 3 eurost. Cash only. Don’t leave your trash in the mountains, you can get a fine.
Written 22 August 2018
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Donaldas Vaičiūnas
Lithuania16 contributions
Hiking Rysy by foot in the evening
Aug 2018 • Couples
When we started a trip to Rysy mountain, it was about 15.00 hour after mid-day. Usually trips to mountains starts at 9.00 in the morning, so we were late and we knew about that. Advise to travelers and hikers in late time.
* travel solo to be alone in the mountains
* take a good wear
* take a good lightning
* take food and preparations
* take a camera to photo best moments
* take hikers sticks (optional)
It is more interesting to travel or hike, alone, not with the company as usual. Of course, you must be well prepared in emotions and fatique.
Written 17 August 2018
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M C
Zilina, Slovakia13 contributions
Hiking from Štrbske pleso
Sep 2017 • Friends
I recommend hiking in September/October, the weather is stable. The trek is easier from Slovak part than from Polish, both parts are nice. I have to remark on Tatras sherpas you can meet, they are the last in Europe.
Written 24 March 2018
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Riny K
Slovakia98 contributions
Farther and Son
Aug 2017 • Family
On 03-08-2017 My son 9 years old wants to climb Rysy as we drove from our home Liptovska Tepla to Strbske Pleso, from car park it's a 4 hour walk to Rysy. Weather conditions were good clear sky but a bit warm 28*C at Strbske Pleso. It's medium/hard walk. We had enough drinks and sandwiches with us. Good mountain boots are needed. It's a quite long steep ascent wit very breath taking views. Be wel prepared if you go to climb and walk this route good physical condition is needed. My son is a climber but it was tough for him but he made it. On the summit Poland and Slovakia on the other side. This walk has a historical history in early 1910 Vladimir Lenin seems to walk this mountain, so it was a national thing to climb Rysy as a younger. As Dedo the grand father of my son Samko told me. Present time I walked with my son Samko this mountain and I can highly recommend this.
The decent was long, I recommend to use walking telescope stick it can prevent your legs of exhausting legg muscles. And during hot weather a dive in the cold small lakes is very refreshing. "smell the flowers while you can"
Written 12 August 2017
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Pete M
London, UK144 contributions
Worth the long walk and penultimate climb
Aug 2017 • Couples
- Rysy
My wife and I camped in Zakopane, drove 35 mins to the large cheap car park in Palenica Białczańska, from the car park it's almost 2 hour walk along a long winding road, with a few shortcuts, saving about 15 mins. We went on a hot 30C day in July and never felt cold in just a t-shirt. But carried extra clothing just in case. We reached Morskie Oko lake and rested for 10-15 mins. Continued to Czarny Staw lake, where we come across a lone deer, so nice to see! Once past this lake, the climb really begins. Still some snow in a few sections (adjacent the main route).
It's so steep, had to stop a few times to catch breath on the way up. It gets hard work in parts, but manageable for anyone with moderate fitness. Bought a pair of gloves from a sports shop in Zakopane (for chains and rocks...highly recommend this) Reaching the peak was incredible! The Slovakian Peak is slightly higher at 2503m and a great spot for taking photos of the Polish peak standing at 2499m. Overall it was a 12 hour round trip back to car. We were exhausted by the end but what a feeling! For me I felt it was the best achievement I had ever done and for days afterwards, couldn't stop thinking about how great if felt standing on top on the highest Polish mountain overlooking Poland & Slovkia... amazing feeling!

Written 9 August 2017
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hidingtiger
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It's a long way up if you're not an experienced climber
Jul 2017 • Friends
Spectacular views as long as the weather is good. We came up from Morskie Oko on the Polish side. Apparently there is a relatively short ascent on the Slovakia side. It took us just over four hours to get up as 4 ineperienced climbers of reasonable fitness. We hired a guide which was a good call in the end as the weather wasn't great early on.. and about half way up I was ready to turn back as the wind picked up and it started snowing (1st of July!). I was persuaded to continue only as we had a guide. It was slippery in the weather and not for the faint hearted (or those with a fear of heights such as myself). I think in dry conditions it would have been ok... but the chain sections higher up could still come as a shock if you've not climbed mountains before. For us the weather forecast delivered dryness.. just a half hour or so after planned. Took about 3 and a half hours to get back down to the Hut at Morskie Oko. Great fun in the end but make sure you are prepared with supplies and the right clothing.
Written 4 July 2017
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