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
|Peak||Mountain range||Height: meters/feet||Prominence||Lat/Lon|
|Rysy1||Tatras||2499/8198||163||49°10'46 N/ 20°05'18 E|
|Babia Góra||Beskid Żywiecki||1725/5659||1075||49°24'39 N/ 19°31'46 E|
|Śnieżka||Karkonosze||1602/5256||1202||50°44'17628 N/ 15°44'23651 E|
|Śnieżnik||Masyw Śnieżnika / Jeseniky||1425/4675||657||50°12'25214 N/ 16°50'57214 E|
|Tarnica||Bieszczady||1346/4416||494||49°04' N/ 22°44' E|
|Turbacz||Gorce||1310/4298||605||49°53' N/ 20°12' E|
|Radziejowa||Beskid Sądecki||1262/4140||533||49°26'58 N/ 20°36'16 E|
|Skrzyczne||Beskid Śląski||1257/4124||585||49°41'04 N/ 19°01'49 E|
|Mogielica||Beskid Wyspowy||1173/3848||421||49°39'16 N/ 20°16'39 E|
|Wysoka Kopa||Góry Izerskie||1126/3694||240||50°50'57786 N/ 15°25'16100 E|
|Rudawiec2||Góry Bialskie||1112/3648||91||50°14'38616 N/ 16°58'33190 E|
|Orlica3||Góry Orlickie||1084/3556||-||50°21'09238 N/ 16°21'46980 E|
|Wysoka||Pieniny||1050/3445||247||49°22'49 N/ 20°33'20 E|
|Wielka Sowa||Góry Sowie||1015/3330||485||50°40'45797 N/ 16°29'13110 E|
|Lackowa||Beskid Niski||997/3271||361||49°25'59 N/ 21°06'17 E|
|Kowadło4||Góry Złote||989/3245||124||50°15'52085 N/ 17°00'33113 E|
|Jagodna||Góry Bystrzyckie||977/3205||247||50°15'06635 N/ 16°34'00030 E|
|Skalnik||Rudawy Janowickie||945/3100||220||50°48'22068 N/ 15°53'47933 E|
|Waligóra||Góry Kamienne||936/3071||366||50°40'47921 N/ 16°16'43320 E|
|Czupel||Beskid Mały||933/3061||523||49°47' N/ 19°10' E|
|Szczeliniec Wielki||Góry Stołowe||919/3015||259||50°29'04463 N/ 16°20'34274 E|
|Lubomir||Beskid Makowski||904/2966||349||49°45'42 N/ 20°04'11 E|
|Biskupia Kopa||Góry Opawskie||889/2917||163||50°15'21607 N/ 17°25'22048 E|
|Chełmiec5||Góry Wałbrzyskie||869/2851||281||50°46'43273 N/ 16°12'39946 E|
|Kłodzka Góra||Góry Bardzkie||765/2510||282||50°27'12960 N/ 16°45'29761 E|
|Skopiec6||Góry Kaczawskie||724/2375||-||50°56'37608 N/ 15°53'12120 E|
|Ślęża||Masyw Ślęży||718/2356||468||50°51'54061 N/ 16°42'31741 E|
|Łysica7||Góry Świętokrzyskie||612/2008||362||50°53' N/ 20°54' E|
1 Rysy has three summits, the highest being the Cental Summit (2501 m according to new measuerements) and located in Slovakia. NW summit is 2499 m high and is located on the border, being the highest summit in Poland, hence the prominence of the NW summit is around few meters.
2 The highest summit of Góry Bialskie is Travna Hora (1121 m- Czech Republic). The highest Polish peak of Góry Bialskie is Postawna- 1117 m.
3 Actual summit of Orlica falls in Czech Republic, some twenty meters from borderline.
4 The highest summit of Góry Złote is Smrek (1125 m- Czech Republic). The highest Polish peak of Góry Złote is Brusko- 1120 m.
5 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.
6 New measurements state that Skopiec is 718,6 m high making it the third highest in Góry Kaczawskie, with Folwarczna (722,9 m) and Baraniec (720,3 m) being first and second respectively.
7 Łysica has two summits. Until 2018 western summit was considered as being higher (612 m). New measurements state that eastern summit called Skała Agaty (Agatha's Rock) being two meters higher (614 m).
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 76 hours.