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Kończysta
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Kończysta

 
Kończysta

Page Type: Mountain/Rock

Location: Slovakia, Europe

Lat/Lon: 49.16644°N / 20.11459°E

Object Title: Kończysta

Elevation: 8333 ft / 2540 m

 

Page By: KRZYS

Created/Edited: Nov 7, 2005 / Nov 10, 2012

Object ID: 154954

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Overview

Kończysta (pl)

Koncista(slov)

Koncsiszta (hung)

The mighty highest peak in the long side ridge, which starts in Zmarzly Szczyt (main ridge of High Tatras) It has two summits: North and South separated by pass: Wyznie Pasternakowe Wrotka. There is a great block on South Summit which resembles head of a horse by shape and for this reason is named Jarmaya Horse or Kowadlo ( slov.Nakova)





Konczysta Massif is a western border of Batyzowiecka Valley and an eastern border of Zlomiska Valley and Stwolska Valley.
It is one from the easiest summits among the highest peaks in High Tatras.

Normal route.

The easiest access from the Popradske Pleso by The Pass under Osterva, Tupa Ridge and next by Stwolska Pass to the summit.
About 4 hours up, and 3 hours down, depend on mountain conditions. 
Climbing The Kowadlo
Old times

Winter

It is long and safe route in winter conditions. It can be tiresome travel, but general it is ok. Careful on the summit's rock - "kowadlo" is necessary - watch out when slippery. Sitting descent on the snow from Konczysta to Stwolska Pass are very fun, quick and rather safe.
Eq:
Crampons
Piece of rope
Ice axe

Skialp?
For sure
High Tatras Panorama
H.Tatras by Gorzi

Tourist season and TANAP rules

No marked route on Konczysta, but it's interesting target for mountain tourist.
It is remarkable that tourists footpaths are closed from 1 of Nov to 15 of Jun in Slovakian Tatras according to TANAP rules.
To climbing Tatra Mountains area, you should have an UIAA Member card.
 
TANAP Logo
 

Official TANAP site - more informations about Tatra Mountains principles.

When To Climb?

All year. It is an easy hiking even during winter, but piece of rope for Kowadlo on the top may be useful.

View

Views on neighborhoods of Zlomiska Valley, Wysoka and Gerlach are very impressive, one from the prettiest in High Tatra Mountains.

Camping and transport

To get into parking and train stop into lowest part of Mengusovská you can use car (from "Route of freedom" turn on marked bend 1 km before Strbske Pleso), or High Tatra's Train.
Mountain Hotel Popradske Pleso is located 45min time of walk from train stop. It's one for the most beautiful hut in Tatra Mountains.
Information about Mountain Hotel Popradske Pleso on our portal - summitpost
 Elektricka
 

Conditions in mountains

HZS -Weather,conditions and avalanche forecast slovakian rescue emergency mountain servis
TOPR -polish rescue emergency mountain servis



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