First ascent :
19.VII.1903 - Karol Englisch and Paul Spitzkopf senior (guide)
ascent from Furkotska Valley, descent to Mlynicka Valley
First winter ascent :
21.I.1912 - Gyula A. Hefty and Lajos Rokfalusy
Velke Solisko (2414)
Solisko Ridge from Ostra
Velke Solisko is the highest, first from north-west summit in Solisko Ridge rising above 2 great High Tatra valleys of Mlynicka(east) and Furkotska(west).
The main peak of the massif is separated by the pass of Bystre Sedlo(2314) from Furkotsky Stit(2405) peak.
Velke Solisko (also called just Solisko) has got 2 summits :
Main northern summit of the height of 2414 metres embossed with great, separated mushroom shaped boulder rock of granite.
Southern summit (ca.2400) which singles out as a separate Prostredne Solisko peak
4 characteristic, prominent crags in the northern ridge of Velke Solisko closely south-east from Bystre Sedlo pass are Bystre Vezicky
The key thing when planning a stay in Slovak High Tatra is to get to Poprad.
It is the major city in the area with very good communication links with the rest of the country.
After getting there you should go to one of close High Tatra resorts: Stary Smokovec or Strbske Pleso for example.
The last town seems to be best base when thinking about climbing Velke Solisko peak
(It is a center from which most of marked routes of the area starts their run)
You can of course find accomodation anywhere in the area, thanks to electric train line uou will find yourself anywhere you want at the right time.
Strbske Pleso - Furkotska Valley - Vysne Wahlenbergovo Pleso(2157) lake - Bystre Sedlo(2314) pass.
Red (to the valley) ,Yellow marks, 3 1/2 h
There are also many alpine climbing possibilites (especially for wintertime) but the choice of extreme routes is much less than on nearby Satan(2432) or Hruby Vrch(2428). Great winter climbing challenge would be climbing the whole length of Solisko ridge, accomplished first in April of 1925 by Polish mountaineers: Adam Karpinski and Stefan Osiecki.
Lots of accomodation possibilities of different standard and price on Slovak side of Tatra Mountains .
The nearest town is Strbske Pleso- Slovakia's one of the greatest mountain resorts, full of hotels and guest houses .
Strbske Pleso is definetely the best base when planning climbing Velke Solisko peak, all marked routes of the area starts their run exactly there .
It is also not too far to Popradske Pleso Mountain Hotel(1500)
This hotel is situated upon beatiful Popradske Lake in neighbouring to Mlynicka Valley - Mengusovska Valley
on the main marked route leading to Rysy and at the entry to Zlomiskova Valley (Rumanov, Ganek and Vysoka tourist routes) .
Great scenery but the area is usually overcrowded in the summer .
The cheapest bed - about 450 SK per night .