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kamil - Sep 10, 2010 11:07 am - Voted 10/10

beautiful detailed page

I stayed at Andrzejowka hut on a short skiing holiday many years ago. Don't remember if I walked to the top of Waligora or not.
BTW Waligora may originate from the name of a giant from fairy tales who could overturn mountains. That's what it means in Polish - 'the one who overturns mountains'.


visentin - Sep 10, 2010 3:34 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: beautiful detailed page

Thanks ! I love this mountains, but I like less the surroundings - kind of gloomy - of Walbrzych. I can't explain why, but I don't feel too good travelling in this region.


yatsek - Sep 19, 2013 6:38 am - Voted 6/10

Nice pictures

But it's really hard to tell whether this page is about Waligóra, the Waligóra Massif (undefined) or about an undefined part of the Kamienne Mts between Waligóra and Bukowiec.

A more detailed analysis of the text:

“But its shape is unusually complex, and we should rather speak about a "Waligóra massif" instead of a single mountain. With a little club of smaller sisters, it is dug by deep valleys and steep slopes. The Pass of the Three Valleys (Przełęczy Trzech Dolin), just below the summit, illustrates it perfectly by its name.”

The three valleys have little to do with the shape of Waligóra. Also, it’s not clear what you mean by Waligóra/Waligóra Masif.

“The geology is also very special: while the top is made of the Permian porphyries of quartz, the surroundings are full of minerals of other nature, like a reddish sandstone that colorizes the neighbouring soil.”

AFAIK The whole bulk of Waligóra is formed of porphyry. And sandstone is a rock, not a mineral.

“Waligóra was named Heidelberg (heather hill) when it was in Germany before WW2. The origin of Waligóra is unclear, but it may originate from the name of a giant from fairy tales who could overturn mountains. The Polish would mean : "the one who overturns mountains".

The origin of the Polish name is clear – the mountain was named after the giant.

“On the foot of the top is located a famous and beautiful mountain hut, Schronisko Andrzejówka, fine wooden construction.”

The hut sits at the foot of the mountain, not on the mountain.

“Waligóra is bordered by secondary peaks like Ruprechticki Szpiczak (Ruprechtický Špičák, on the border), Bukowiec, Stożek Wielki or Lesista Wielka, forming all of them a complex structure.”

Waligóra/Waligóra Massif is a lot smaller.

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