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Hiking High Tatras: Gerlachovský štít (2654 m) via 'Gipsyho ferrata'

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Distance
13.23 mi
Elevation gain
5,269 ft
Technical difficulty
Very difficult
Elevation loss
5,269 ft
Max elevation
8,724 ft
TrailRank 
39
Min elevation
3,264 ft
Trail type
Loop
Time
16 hours 8 minutes
Coordinates
1943
Uploaded
August 8, 2016
Recorded
August 2016
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near Tatranská Polianka, Prešovský (Slovenská republika)

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Itinerary description

- Gerlach is a highest peak of High Tatras and of Slovakia as well
- No real via ferrata (only short parts secured with some chains) and no marked path
- Hike legal for organized mountaineers only (others must hire certified mountain guide)
- This is one of 4 most popular routes to Gerlach, more difficult than others (guides usually choose the easiest one)
- Route is very exposed, mountaineerig equipment and experience needed
- Physically easier if you stay at mountain hotel Sliezsky dom overnight

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