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The Crown of Polish Mountains

The Crown of Polish Mountains

The Crown of Polish Mountains

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Location: Poland, Europe

Object Title: The Crown of Polish Mountains


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Created/Edited: Jul 19, 2008 / May 19, 2009

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The Crown of Polish Mountains /Korona Gór Polski, KGP/ is the local equiwalent of commonly known ideas like Seven Summits or 14x8000. This list consist of 28 peaks- the highest one of each mountain range in Poland. There's also one assumption: the summit must be reachable by a marked trail. Because of that the highest peaks of Góry Bialskie and Góry Złote are not included into this lists /substituted by lower summits/.

The inventors of that list are Marek Więckowski and Wojciech Lewandowski. They presented it in magazine 'Poznaj Swój Kraj' in 1997. On December 13, 1997 the official organization was founded: Klub Zdobywców Korony Gór Polski. The intention of whole idea was to promote other mountain ranges than overcrowded Tatras, show the beauty, history, geology and culture of these regions.

Korona Gór Polski and Klub Zdobywców Korony Gór Polski are trademarks.
Official Site of KGP

Rysy (right) and Nizne Rysy...
Photo by dynercia

The List

Peak Mountain rangeHeight: meters/feet ProminenceLat/Lon
RysyTatras2499/819816349°10'46 N/ 20°05'18 E
Babia GóraBeskid Żywiecki1725/5659107549°24'39 N/ 19°31'46 E
ŚnieżkaKarkonosze1602/5256120250°44'17628 N/ 15°44'23651 E
ŚnieżnikMasyw Śnieżnika1425/4675 65750°12'25214 N/ 16°50'57214 E
TarnicaBieszczady1346/441649449°04' N/ 22°44' E
TurbaczGorce1310/429860549°53' N/ 20°12' E
RadziejowaBeskid Sądecki1262/414053349°26'58 N/ 20°36'16 E
SkrzyczneBeskid Śląski1257/412458549°41'04 N/ 19°01'49 E
MogielnicaBeskid Wyspowy1173/384842149°39'16 N/ 20°16'39 E
Wysoka KopaGóry Izerskie1126/3694-50°50'57786 N/ 15°25'16100 E
Rudawiec*Góry Bialskie1112/3648-50°14'38616 N/ 16°58'33190 E
OrlicaGóry Orlickie1084/3556-50°21'09238 N/ 16°21'46980 E
WysokaPieniny1050/3445-49°22'49 N/ 20°33'20 E
Wielka SowaGóry Sowie1015/333048550°40'45797 N/ 16°29'13110 E
LackowaBeskid Niski997/327136149°25'59 N/ 21°06'17 E
Kowadło**Góry Złote989/3245-50°15'52085 N/ 17°00'33113 E
JagodnaGóry Bystrzyckie977/3205-50°15'06635 N/ 16°34'00030 E
SkalnikRudawy Janowickie945/3100-50°48'22068 N/ 15°53'47933 E
WaligóraGóry Kamienne936/307136650°40'47921 N/ 16°16'43320 E
CzupelBeskid Mały933/306152349°47' N/ 19°10' E
Szczeliniec WielkiGóry Stołowe919/301525950°29'04463 N/ 16°20'34274 E
LubomirBeskid Makowski904/296634949°45'42 N/ 20°04'11 E
Biskupia KopaGóry Opawskie889/2917-50°15'21607 N/ 17°25'22048 E
Chełmiec***Góry Wałbrzyskie869/2851-50°46'43273 N/ 16°12'39946 E
Kłodzka GóraGóry Bardzkie765/2510-50°27'12960 N/ 16°45'29761 E
SkopiecGóry Kaczawskie724/2375-50°56'37608 N/ 15°53'12120 E
ŚlężaMasyw Ślęży718/235646850°51'54061 N/ 16°42'31741 E
ŁysicaGóry Świetokrzyskie612/2008-50°53' N/ 20°54' E

* The highest summit of Góry Bialskie is Travna Hora /1121 m- Czech Republic/. The highest Polish peak of Góry Bialskie is Postawna- 1117 m.
** The highest summit of Góry Złote is Smrek /1125 m- Czech Republic/. The highest Polish peak of Góry Złote is Brusko- 1120 m.
*** Some sources give Chełmiec 851 m and that makes the peak being lower than other mountain in Góry Wałbrzyskie- Borowa: 854 m. On the official list Chełmiec is still pointed as the highest peak in that range.

View from Wyzna Pass (872 m) towards Mount Tarnica (1364 m)
Photo by Henryk

To complete...

Many people completes the list apart from the club. The peaks are easy accesible, hiking mountains so many tourists visit these mountains while travelling around Poland.

To recieve the official name of Zdobywca Korony Gór Polski /Summiteer of The Crown of polish Mountains/ you must be a member of the club and present the evidence all your ascents to the commitee. After the verification you gather the title.

The competition of completing the crown the fastest is still on progress. The current record is 6 day 14 hours and 45 minutes.
Site of the current record holders.