Mátra and Kékes Climber's Log

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NurseMartin - Dec 1, 2021 10:00 am Date Climbed: May 15, 2018

Easy ride..  Sucess!

Well, not the usual hiking. This time with car, almost to the top. But anyway, had a nice day with a good friend.


jck - Aug 26, 2019 1:33 am Date Climbed: Aug 25, 2019

Kekes  Sucess!

Kekes by bike.


f3anor - Aug 3, 2018 1:53 am Date Climbed: Apr 6, 2008

Kékes  Sucess!

Guess every Hungarian has to climb Kékes once (:


atavist - Oct 15, 2017 2:17 am Date Climbed: Oct 10, 2017

Squeeze in another   Sucess!

Road walking from Matrahaza. Got to Gyongyos at night and then made it to Kekes by around 11pm. I camped out then took train and bus back to Budapest for my flight home the next day.
This concluded my high pointing trip of Eastern Europe.


rgg - Sep 28, 2016 10:45 am Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2016

Too bad about the tower on the summit  Sucess!

From the camping at Sasto.

There was a big stone and plaque marking the summit as the high point of Hungary - but it wasn't, really. Though hardly higher, the actual high point is in a fenced off garden area around the TV tower. The tower itself is open to the public (I went up), but the garden isn't accessible to the public and so I didn't go there.

bruno baschung

bruno baschung - Mar 31, 2015 3:27 am Date Climbed: Mar 21, 2015

Kekes  Sucess!

Short visit to Kekes and some sightseeing in beautiful Budapest! still some snow up there on spring's first day but not enough for skiing!



edge - Sep 20, 2014 2:17 am

Fun day  Sucess!

Climbed up to the top, but was socked in with clouds and fog. Still an amazing experience hiking through the rich green forests with fog all around! My first country high point! Vetem egy kis edeseget a tetejen! Utana irany volt a haza!


whatdoIknow - Sep 20, 2013 2:59 pm

its been awhile  Sucess!

regen volt

highpointa - Jun 18, 2013 10:03 pm Date Climbed: Oct 2, 2010

No bottled oxygen needed for this climb  Sucess!

Hiking this hill via the ski slope gives you a good idea why Hungary has yet to produce any Olympic downhill medalists.


CoreyBurba - Jun 25, 2012 7:44 am Date Climbed: Jun 23, 2012

Kekes from Markaz  Sucess!

Summited Kekes from Markaz. Really nice hike. Stayed overnight at Diszno-ko. Beautiful forest and views of the surrounding low-land on this hike. This was the first of our "European High Points" hikes. It's worth doing if you hike it instead of driving and walking up from the parking lot! Hardly saw another person for two days (other than at Kekes)!

Andrew Rankine

Andrew Rankine - Nov 1, 2011 1:25 pm Date Climbed: May 29, 2011

A walk in fog  Sucess!

Walked up this in fog. A nice forest, but not much of a hike.


yxygan - Dec 14, 2010 10:56 am

Several times  Sucess!

on foot and next summer plans to do it by bike :o)


mthomas - Sep 19, 2010 12:12 pm Date Climbed: Sep 12, 2010

Reached the mighty Kekes  Sucess!

Not much of a hike (5 minutes from the parking lot), but every country highpoint is beautiful in its own way. Much of the beauty of reaching this highpoint is in taking the mountain roads to get to it.


Gatesy - Apr 29, 2010 3:23 pm Date Climbed: Apr 7, 2010

Matrahaza to Summit  Sucess!

Hiked up the ski run from Matrahaza to the summit marker of Kekes as only a few patches of snow left. Beautiful weather and enjoyable, if short, hike. Travelled from Budapest to bag Hungary's highpoint.


SzaniUherkovich - Jun 15, 2009 4:48 pm Date Climbed: May 22, 2009

4 times on Kékes...  Sucess!

4 times on Kékes:
- Once in May of 1986, in my childhood.
- Once on May 14 1997, with my wife during our honeymoon
- Once on May 22 2009, on the route from Markaz as I described on the site
- Once on May 11 2019 from Mátraháza, with my wife and daughter

And other summits that I have ascended: Galya-tetö, Hidas-bérc, Ágasvár, Sas-kö, Disznó-kö, Sár-hegy, Hasznosi várrom, Tölgyes-bérc, Sombokor

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