Climb Gerlachovsky Peak with a mountain guide

2655m – Gerlachovsky Peak is the highest in the High Tatras, Slovakia, and the 1,500km long Carpathian Mountains. Thanks to its elevation and beautiful scenery it is the most climbed peaks in High Tatras. However, the climb is only permitted with a fully certified mountain guide (UIAGM/IFMGA).

LENGTH: 6-8 h
ALTITUDE GAIN: 1100 m from hotel Sliezky Dom

› Technically challenging terrain with exposure.
› Good physical conditioning required.

In winter max. 2 clients
480 € / 3 clients
440 € / 2 clients
400 € / 1 client

PRICE – challenging route:
440 Eur / 1 client
480 Eur / 2 clients

Climbing Gerlach

Gerlachovsky Peak ascent is a full day climb/trip that is possible during any season, however, all depends on current conditions. The peak is reachable via couple of routes of various difficulty. Our mountain guides will happily take you on any of them based on your skill and your comfort level, of course.

Due to its lower level of difficulty the most popular ascent route leads through Velicka Proba. For those more experienced and adventurous we recommend climbing Gerlach via Martinovka or Dzipsiho Ferrata routes (challenging routes pricing applies).

We start all Gerlach ascents from hotel Sliezky Dom, and all of them provide spectacular views!

First ascent and history of Gerlach

The first visitors to Gerlachovsky Peak area and the peak itself were hunters and botanists, and it is quite possible that some of them reached even the summit.

The first proven person to stand atop Gerlach, in 1834, was a Spis-German mountain guide Ján Still (1805 – 1890) who at the time was a teacher in the village of Nova Lesna. He was accompanied by his brother in law, Gellhof (a builder from Velka), a miller Martin Urban Spitzkopf, and two unknown chamois hunters.

The first Slovak ascent was completed in 1875 via Batizovka Proba by mountain guides from Stola – Ján Ruman Driečny jr. and Ján Pasterňák.

Park Regulations

We carry out all ascents of the Tatra peaks in accordance with the valid TANAP visitor regulations.

In the period from 15.4. until 1.6. it is not possible due to the closure – according to TANAP’s visiting rules.

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