Climbing Casper’s Peak in Tatra Winter Wonderland

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Originally published at https://ctdots.eu on December 16, 2019.

Casper’s Peak

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The key to any winter hike is equipment. Photo by Alis Monte [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Connecting the Dots

Green route to Casper’s Peak

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Sunset between Pośredni Goryczkowy Peak in Goryczkowa Czuba winter, High Tatras . Photo by Alis Monte [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Connecting the Dots

Recommended Preparations

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Map of the area around Casper’s Peak. Full credit to the local direction of Tatra National Park.

Casper’s Peak Cable Car

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Freezing while waiting in the queue seem more plausible than on the hike. Photo by Alis Monte [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Connecting the Dots

Photo Tour to Casper’s Peak

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The first pit stop — the first glimpse of the High Tatras, just outside Kuźnice. Photo by Alis Monte [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Connecting the Dots

Kuźnice, 1,010 m / 3313ft

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Between the tall trees, it is hard to hold the track of climbing progress. Photo by Alis Monte [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Connecting the Dots

Upper Forest, 1,250–1,550m / 4,101–5,085ft

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The intermediate station between Kuźnice and Casper’s Peak. Photo by Arūnė Mey [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Palmtree.life

Myślenickie Turnie, 1,360m / 4,462ft

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The scenery changes dramatically once the tree line is crossed. Photo by Alis Monte [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Connecting the Dots

The Tree Line, 1,550m / 5,085ft

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Queues to Kuźnice — Casper’s Peakcable car takes about the same time as to climb the mountain yourself. Photo by Alis Monte [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Connecting the Dots

Kuźnice — Casper’s Peak Cable car

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At these heights, in order to survive, some plants have evolved to produce an anti-freeze. Photo by Alis Monte [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Connecting the Dots

The Subalpine Area, 1,550–1,800m / 5,085–5905ft

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In subalpine area, verything seems to be frozen. Photo by Alis Monte [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Connecting the Dots

Formation of Tatra Mountains

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Sucha Czuba is one of the many High Tatra hills. Photo by Alis Monte [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Connecting the Dots

Sucha Czuba, 1,696m / 5564ft

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The ridgeline leading to Casper’s Peak from Poland side. Photo by Alis Monte [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Connecting the Dots

A Natural Border

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Casper’s Peak is the crossroad of four ridgelines. Photo by Alis Monte [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Connecting the Dots

Personal experience

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Very last steps to the peak of Casper’s Peak. Photo by Alis Monte [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Connecting the Dots
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The very peak of Casper’s Peak, 2016–12–26. Photo by Alis Monte [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Connecting the Dots

The Peak of Casper’s Peak, 1,987m / 6,512ft

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Well deserved rest on Casper’s Peak. Photo by Arūnė Mey [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Palmtree.life

The Journey Down the Mountain

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The coulds dispersed as soon as we turned back. Photo by Alis Monte [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Connecting the Dots
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Author of the article descending from Casper’s Peak, 2016 Winter. Photo by Arūnė Mey [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Palmtree.life
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Personal Impressions of Climbing Casper’s Peakin Winter After journey like this, walking by Bystra river felt like back to Earth. Photo by Alis Monte . [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Connecting the Dots

Impressions of Climbing Casper’s Peak in Winter

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Some things you don’t get to see every day. Photo by Alis Monte [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Connecting the Dots
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