Gerlachovský štít (Gerlach Peak) is the highest peak in the High Tatras mountains, and also in Slovakia. It rises to 2655m. Thanks to relatively good access and beautiful mountain surroundings with great nature and views, Gerlachovský štít is one of the most visited peaks in High Tatras.
The first ascent to the summit took place in 1855, although it was reportedly done in 1834, when Ján Still (teacher in Catholic school in Nová Lesná) got here.
Gerlachovský štít is accessible by two major routes. The first comes from Velická valley from Sliezský dom (house of Silesia). The trip takes about 4 hours. Another route is recommended for the descent. It leads through Batizovská valley, back to Sliezský dom.
Hiking to Gerlachovský štít is permitted only with a mountain guide, who can be ordered in the Association of Mountain Guides in Slovakia.
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