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Karkonosze on 21 May 2020

organized by Zuzanna Brzozowska  contact organizer
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Title :
Date :
Thu 21.05.2020
Type of event :
Hike (Hut Trek), 3+ days
Organized by :
Zuzanna Brzozowska
Description :

A moderately diifcult hike in the highest mountains of the Czech Republic. Despite their low height (max 1603 m) Karkonosze (in Eglish known as Giant Mountains, sic!) look decent with some rocks at the top and pretty steep slopes. But don't be afraid. They don't require any high-mountain skills. This trip involves only hiking.

Roadmap (see on the map):

  • Thursday - go to Harrachov and take a ride on the Izerska Kolej, go to Szpindlerowy Młyn and sleep there
  • Friday - Climb on Śnieżka, go down to the Strzecha Akademicka hut (single 10-person room)
  • Satruday - follow the ridge up to the Szrenica hut (two 5-person rooms)
  • Sunday go down to Szpindlerowy Młyn and drive back home


  • transport no more than 25 eur (including Izerska Railroad)
  • huts ~9 eur per night, food from a menu (main dish around 5 eur)
  • nigh it Szpindlerowy Młyn - 26 eur (including breakfast)
Technical requirements :
T2, Rough areas, broken rocks and boulder fields are not a problem for me. I am sure-footed and free of dizziness
Physical requirements :
K3, 7-10 hours / day; up and down
Duration in hours and
elevation gain :
~7 hours a day, up to 900 m elevation gain
Max. altitude in metres :
Equipment :
good boots, winter jacket
Transport Details :

By car

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