Climb Ladovy Peak with a mountain guide

2627m – Ladovy (Ice) Peak is “only” the 3rd highest mountain in Slovakia and Tatras, but it is the tallest in the main High Tatras ridge. The ascent is very attractive as it goes up an exposed ridge via Ladovy Kon (Ice Horse). Thanks to its prominence from the north, the Polish used to believe it was the highest in the Tatras.

LENGTH: 5-6 h from Teryho Hut, 10 h from Hrebienok
ALTITUDE GAIN: 600 m from Teryho Hut

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

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

Climbing Ladovy Peak

Traditionally, the ascent with a mountain guide begins at Tery Hut leads up the higher parts of Mala Studena Valley. Then it continues on an exposed ridge over Ladovy Kon to the summit.

There are amazing views from the top, mainly towards Lomnicky Peak, Javorovy Peaks, Javorova Valley, and Belianske Tatras as well.

It is possible to climb Ladovy Peak via less difficult routes, however, always only with a mountain guide.

Climbing history of Ladovy Peak

The name of this peak (Ice Peak) comes from a small valley on its north side that is notoriously hard to access due it frozen snow that remains there even over couple of years.

To gold-diggers, Ladovy Peak represented a “keeper” that guarded an old treasure, however, no one was ever able to find it.

Ladovy Peak was first climbed from Javorova Valley by a British alpinist John Ball, Wilhelm Richter, and an uknown mountain guide in August 1843.

The first winter ascent was realized by Teodor Wundt and Jakub Horvay on December 25th, 1891.

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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