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Ascent of Pilsko on 2012-08-15

Climber: Martin Richardson

Date:Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Pilsko
    Location:Slovakia
    Elevation:1556 m / 5108 ft

Ascent Trip Report

Today's hill I came upon by complete chance, without realising it was one of Poland's few Majors. I bought a map from a road side booth in Korbielow - in the Beskid Zywiecki national park and set off on the blue track to Przel Przyslopy and then the green track, passing the crowded Hala Miziowa hut through a mix of borowka and dwarf pines to the summit of Pilsko (1557m/P752). Strictly speaking the true summit is not in Poland as it is a couple of hundred metres over the border in Slovakia.
On the way down I stopped off for a drink in the Hala Miziowa and thought I would use the path down that follows the ski-lifts, even though this would involve a bit of road walking in the end. However, somehow I managed to lose the path part way down and ended up following a track not marked on the map which took me almost all the way back to Korbielow. The path was lined with Great Yellow Gentian and Willow-leaved Gentian. My only worry was being stopped by a Polish GOML (=Get Off My Land) - however the very few people I saw just said the customary 'Dzien Dobry' greeting as I passed them.



Willow leaved Gentian - Gentiana asclepiadea
From the summit of Pilsko I could see another hill in cloud. Turns out that hill was even more prominent and has a great name - Babia Gora.
Babia Gora from Pilsko



For pictures and context, see my blog 'Went up a hill and came down' at:
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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Martin Richardson
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