Hiked the summit twice in early 2000's. Always muddy :-)
Climbed as a daytrip with Clint from Krakow. Soutern route, nice summit view and nice ridge before summit.
When there were no ATVs around, when I was a student. Started from Kowaniec, or rather from the railway station in Nowy Targ. Can't remember setting foot on the very summit. Pitched the tent by the hut ("hotel"), it rained all night and the next day - so hard that after a few hours of hiking east we gave up and got back to Nowy Targ, and said goodbye to the Gorce.