A moment in slovakian heaven

Describing my 11th ascend of Kriváň on occassion of traditional national ascend of Slovaks to it will have to be far more a theological treatise than anything else. I heard my vocation there. Here I won't write about what I felt, I'll write about the weather.

First day after low air pressure disappears with bad weather, the skies are usually clear and visibility is perfect - also in summer, as you see here. I saw my brocken spectre from the summit, together with halo effect from below.

Date of the photo: 17th august 2008

Photo by Anka


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Henryk - Sep 18, 2008 6:21 am - Voted 10/10

Good heavens !

I am glad to see you again. Greetings Henryk

Tomas Kristofory

Tomas Kristofory - Sep 18, 2008 6:27 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Good heavens !

Hi Henryk, thanks for your nice comment :) I'm glad to be with you in SP community, but now I must get back soon into real life and to real mountains :)


jck - Sep 18, 2008 9:08 am - Voted 10/10

Fantastic picture!

Lucky you tu have such weather in Tatras!

Tomas Kristofory

Tomas Kristofory - Sep 18, 2008 4:50 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Fantastic picture!

Thanks Jacek, I was so happy. I prayed for such a weather. God is so amazing, he did it for me and He wants something back for it. He's a good calculator :)


peterbud - Sep 18, 2008 9:33 am - Voted 10/10

Nice to see you

I wanted to make a phone call later today to check if things are all right with you, now I'm relieved. Could you send me an e-mail later sometime? The addresses I had seem not to be working. Cheers! Peter

Tomas Kristofory

Tomas Kristofory - Sep 18, 2008 4:48 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Nice to see you

Hi Peter, sorry for not responding to you! My e-mails are working, as I remember, you sent me a notation about new picasaweb album. I'm OK now and prepared for next trips, but first of all, to finish my studies until next summer. Cheers, Tomas :)


peterbud - Sep 20, 2008 9:31 am - Voted 10/10

Re: Nice to see you

Indeed, first focus on your studies! Yes the email was about photos. Your work email did bounce back with a serious error message, so why I was puzzled what could have happened. Oh, digital world playes tricks with us, better do spend our time on fresh air ;)

Tomas Kristofory

Tomas Kristofory - Sep 23, 2008 4:39 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Nice to see you

I left work for studies, that may be the cause of the trouble with my work email :) I'm sorry I didn't go to High Tatras this september, and I doubt whether I will go some more time this year because of studies, but let's see. I will go to czech mountains more often. My possibilities grow instantly, on the other hand, I'm short of time and money. After I finish my studies in june, I plan to spend much time in Tatras, Alps, etc. in summer 2009. Next weekend comes my personal summit of the year - Ortler! Cheers, Tomas :)


peterbud - Sep 24, 2008 8:15 am - Voted 10/10

Re: Nice to see you

All right, I wish you a pleasant way to the top of Ortler and back! Cheers, Peter


txmountaineer - Sep 18, 2008 1:17 pm - Voted 10/10

Just out of curiosity...

What was the vocation that you discerned? ;-)

Tomas Kristofory

Tomas Kristofory - Sep 18, 2008 4:54 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Just out of curiosity...

OK, I understand, I wrote it like it was something bombastic. It won't fill newspapers' headlines for sure, but it's important to me. It's a secret, until it comes into being and it will last years :)


txmountaineer - Sep 25, 2008 1:12 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Just out of curiosity...

Pax vobiscum!


lcarreau - Sep 18, 2008 11:43 pm - Voted 10/10

Heaven can wait ...

But the important 'vocation' cannot wait!
I can now see why the Polish and Slovaks
refer to these mountains as being HEAVEN.
Best of luck on your vocation and adventures!



Ivona - Sep 19, 2008 11:14 am - Voted 10/10

great photo!!

I love this clouds between ridges in Tatra!!


Moonhiker - Sep 19, 2008 12:12 pm - Voted 10/10

welcome back

don't give up!


BCJ - Sep 19, 2008 3:44 pm - Voted 10/10




kamil - Sep 19, 2008 7:32 pm - Voted 10/10


Pekna fotka, dobro te zpet vidiet Tomase.
vela stastia!


Mountain_girl - Nov 15, 2008 3:12 pm - Voted 10/10


That's an amazing profile picture, kind of like Friedrich's painting, but facing the other way :)

Marija Jokanovic

Marija Jokanovic - Dec 31, 2008 12:04 pm - Voted 10/10

Happy New Year !

and best wishes for 2009.Marija.


Deltaoperator17 - Dec 31, 2008 12:17 pm - Voted 10/10


I love the background, nice pic sir!

All my best,


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