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Huncovský štít
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Huncovský štít

 
Huncovský štít

Page Type: Mountain/Rock

Location: Slovakia, Europe

Object Title: Huncovský štít

Activities: Hiking, Mountaineering

Season: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Elevation: 7717 ft / 2352 m

 

Page By: Gorzi

Created/Edited: Mar 2, 2009 / Mar 4, 2009

Object ID: 494294

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This peak doesn´t belong to the highest mountain in this area, and is often neglected. But it is missing piece of SP list of Tatras mountains, so I´ve decided to create a page dedicated to this peak, but due to lack of pictures I´ve used the pictures of other SP members (Tomas Kristofory, Tomek Lodowy, Blaze334, Visentin, julesblaidd and others.

Overview

Huncovský štít - Huncowski szczyt - Hunsdorfer Spitze - Hunfalvi csúcs

It is a broad peak at the end of a side ridge leading from Kežmarský štít in SE direction. It is divided from Kežmarský štít by Kežmarská priehyba and Huncovské sedlo Pass (2307 m). Huncovský štít separates Skalnatá dolina Valley from Huncovská kotlina Basin. It has moderate southern and south-eastern scree slopes which made this peak easy accessible. This peak has two summits: north-western (lower) and south-eastern (main summit - 2352 m), separated by Huncovská štrbina. Huncovský štít is often visited by hikers, who are going further to Kežmarský štít.
Kezmarske peaks and Huncovsky Stit from Veľká Svišťovka
Huncovský štít on the left (image by visentin)

On the slopes of this peak, there is an astronomical observatory of the Slovak Academy of Science.
Would you like to live here?
Lomnický štít group. From left: Baranie rohy, Spišský štít, Pyšný štít, Lomnický štít, Vidlové veže, Kežmarský štít and Huncovský štít (the peak with snow covered slopes) ... image by Tomas Kristofory

First known ascents:
G. Dyhrenfurt, A. Martin - 8.3.1906 - from Huncovské sedlo
A. Grósz, A. Thern - 18.3.1921 - from Huncovská kotlina

Climbing and hiking

As I wrote earlier, this peak is easy accessible via its moderate southern slopes above Skalnatá dolina Valley; from Huncovské sedlo, from Skalnatá dolina Valley and from Huncovská kotlina Basin. Skalnatá dolina is easy accessible by cable car from Tatranská Lomnica (850 m) or by green marked trail from Tatranská Lomnica (2 h 45 min)
Lomnicky Stit from Tatranska Matliar
Huncovský štít is the first peak on the right, in front of Kežmarský štít. (image by julesblaidd)


Climbers can find interesting routes in the western face (Western pillar).
Lomnicky Stit
Huncovský štít is the first peak on the right. (image by Blaze334)

Red Tape

The whole area is a protected landscape and a part of High Tatras National Park, so it is forbidden for non-climbers. Even climbers cannot use routes with difficulty less than III grade of UIAA, except from access paths.
Tatra National Park Regulations

Mountain Rescue Team

HZS Vysoké Tatry
Starý Smokovec 23
059 60 Vysoké Tatry
tel.: +421 52/4422820, fax: +421 52/4422855,
mobile: +421903624869
e-mail: vtatry@hzs.sk

Avalanche situation:

Stupeň lavínového nebezpečenstva


Click for Lomnicky Stit, Slovakia Forecast

Images