The High Tatras
Slovakia and Poland - Including the Western Tatras and White Tatras
Guidebook detailing walks and scrambles in the High Tatras mountains of Poland and Slovakia. Varied routes among the strikingly beautiful craggy peaks of the High, Western and White Tatras range from easy to strenuous. Includes useful lists of summits as well as practical advice on accommodation and facilities, travel, mapping and language.
SeasonsJuly-end August warmest (with thunderstorms); Sept-mid October best walking weather; March-early June not recommended
CentresSlovakia - Poprad, Stary Smokovec, Tatranska Lomnica, Strbske Pleso; Poland- Zakopane
Difficultyhigh mountain walking (up to 2654m); well-engineered, waymarked paths; some scrambling, exposure, use of fixed wires but very wide choice of routes
Must Seeflowers and wildlife; staying in a refuge/chalet; historic mountain villages; alpine scenery (the ranges are national parks)
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Renata Narozna was born and bred in the Slovak Tatras, and worked as a mountain guide for the state tourism organisation, Cedol. After Czechoslovakia's 'Velvet Revolution', Renata ran her own travel company in the Tatras for a while, then she was appointed manager of the Vienna branch of the Slovak tourism organisation. In a complete career change, Renata recently became the organisational director of Greenpeace in central and eastern Europe.View author profile
The co-authors are Colin Saunders, a member of the Outdoor Writers' Guild, who has visited the area many times, and Renáta Nározná, who was born and bred there. Colin Saunders has wide experience of walking in many parts of Britain and Europe. He has written books on walking in London and South East England and is a consultant on walking to charities and other organisations.View author profile
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