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Ascent of Král'ova hol'a on 2013-04-16

Climber: Ondrej Trošcák

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Král'ova hol'a
    Location:Slovakia
    Elevation:6385 ft / 1946 m

Ascent Trip Report

I started this ascent really late due to my work-related obligations. So I decided to bivouac at the summit and wake up at sunrise and make some pictures. But everything changed when I entered after an hour of walk pitch black forest and lost trail mark(green). Than I appeared somewhere on the northern side of the mountain. I had to get across another dense forest with no path, so I left it for next morning when I´ll have more light. And after a warning from local fellow to watch out for bears I didn't hesitate too long. Therefore I found a meadow with some big rock on it for place to sleep. To be honest that was my first bivouac and I didn't sleep at all. Every noise I heard I tried to recognize and unconsciously calm myself down that really nothing, just wind. Next morning it was really a fight, because I didn't have snowshoes and in April snow is usually slowly thawing. So legs in deep snow which was nearly for my waist wasn't uncommon. I knew it must end somewhere above 1600 m so I kept fighting but I was really on the edge and when I found not really old bear footprints I thought that I'll give up. But after a few minutes I saw first peak from which Kralova hola isn't far, so I continued. After successful summiting Kralova hola I got safely back to my car and ready to scale another mountain.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3609 ft / 1100 m
    Trailhead:Telgart  2776 ft / 846 m
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Bivouac
    Weather:Cool, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Time:2 Days 



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