Climbed in beautiful weather, very big crowd.
Once it was completely foggy, visibility about 5-10 m. And the second one it was sunny with clouds. Quiet a good hike.
I was - it all.
Nice ascend from polish side with the descend to slovak side. Gloomy clouds stilled up in the sky and it didn't rain. There is an album from the ascend: http://www.summitpost.org/album/307751/in-steps-of-v-i-lenin-rysy-from-polish-side.html
Unexpectedly, about a meter of snow felt in the middle of august in Tatras before our ascend. Snow made the ascend very interesting. I picked the packed backpack prepared for voluntary hikers to get it up from chalet at Popradske pleso (1550 m) to chalet below Rysy (2250 m). It weighted 40 kgs. I had difficulties at chains section below the upper chalet, but managed to do it with the reward of free tea with rum. I didn't have own camera, but one polish friend made some photos for us: http://www.summitpost.org/image/13689//member-profile-photo.html, http://www.summitpost.org/image/137532/150343/me-on-the-summit-of-rysy-in.html.
Nice hike in nice weather from Slovakian side, and I also tried myself as a "sherpa", carrying up 27 liters of mineral water to the chalet from Popradske Pleso - the cup of tea I got in return was maybe the best I've ever had! :)
both trails (Slovak and Polish)
Raining heavily till Chata pod Rysmi. I got totally wet. From the hut to the peak the sun came out of the clouds so we reached the top in nice weather and got dry.
A great trip at the height of the summer season, with many people enjoying the mountain.
Nice route, nice view...but too much people.
Very quick ascent - Only 3,5 hours from the shelter house in Morskie Oko. After one beer. :-)
I've been to this beautiful mountain a few times between age 7-10 (middle-late 1980s) with my family (and a throng of other hikers :) ), and again with my dad in 1994 (who was 73 years old then!) - so I have some very fond memories of this place.
2001 summer and 2003 autumn from Slovakian side.Nice ascent,wonderful panorama.
Cloudy and foggy in the valley. Sun and clear skies above 1900 m (5700 ft.). The High Tatra range is looking like islands in an ocean of clouds. Perfect!
2003-2006.I had different weather,a little snow,wind,rain...I like views from this mountain
It could be beautiful route ... but there is too much people on it. Though, it was nice
Roztoka 5.30 a.m.->Morskie Oko->Rysy 8.50 a.m. cloudless sky, nice surroundings. 7 people on the summnit. my 3rd ascent on the top.
After climbing Koprowy Wierch/Kôprovský Štít in the morning, we had ample time left to scale this peak as well. As the weather was fabulous, there were a lot of people on the trail. On the way down we had a chat with the people running the hut below the summit. Soon they will construct a new building a bit higher up, out of the path of avalanches. We carried some stuff down to Popradske pleso for them as they were preparing to mostly close down the place for the winter season.
My favourite border-crossing :) Visited several times:
Aug 2005: Backpacking from Strbské Pleso to Morskie Oko, and back. Not much view this time...
July 2006: Backpacking from chata pod Rysmi to Schronisko Piec Stawów (Polish Five Lakes' hut), and back. Had more luck with the view.
Aug 2007: Backpacking from chata pod Rysmi to Schronisko Piec Stawów (full view!), and back (soaking rain, rockslide). Also an evening visit from Chata pod Rysmi, sunset with clouds.
Aug 2010: Day-trip from Popradské pleso. Fabulous weather and massive crowds.