Kežmarský Štit is the one of the highest summit in High Tatra and the one of the easiest available Tatra’ “gigants”. Already in XVII century it was visited by tourists and it was known till three routes leading on the top! Today it is visited in great numbers, too. Especially because of a nearby distance from a marked trail and an easy access.
Kežmarský Štit from Vel'ká Vidlová Veža
Kežmarský Štit lies in a long lateral ridge, which detaches from the main ridge of Tatra Mountains on Vyšná Barania Stražnicá / Wyżni Barani Zwornik and include such fames summits like Lomnický Štit, Pyšný Štit and Baranié Rohy. Kežmarský Štit ascends over Skalnatá / Łomnicka Valley in the south direction, Huncovská / Huncowska Valley in the east and Vel’ká Zmrzlá / Dzika Valley in the west (more exactly its south branch – Medená Kotlina / Miedziana Kotlina). It is separated from Vidlový Hrebeň / Grań Wideł by Kežmarská Štrbina / Kieżmarska Przełęcz (in south-west direction), from Malý Kežmarský Štit by Vyšná Kežmarská Štrbina / Wyżnia Kieżmarska Przełęcz (north) and from Huncovský Štit / Huncowski Szczyt by Huncovské Sedlo / Huncowska Przełęcz.
A view from the top in the west direction is limited because of a near neighbourhood of such summits like Lomnický Štit, Pyšný Štit, Baranié Rohy, but it is the best point for panorama on a surroundings of Vel’ká Zmrzlá Valley. In the north direction you can admire whole Belanske Tatry. At the foot in the east the Spiš arranges – very interesting historical province of Slovak Republic.
The Slovak and Polish name of this summit comes from Bielej Vody Kežmarskej / Kieżmarska Valley and this from the one of Spiš’ towns, which was an owner of this area.