Strečno - Chata pod Suchým - Suchý - Priehyb - Malý Kriváň - Veľký Kriváň - Snilovské sedlo - Chata Vrátna (8 1/2 hours)
Mountain range: Malá Fatra (NP
Region: northern Považie, Turiec
Starting point: Strečno, bus stop,
parking lot, district Žilina.
Finishing point: Chata Vrátna, bus stop, parking lot, district Žilina.
Time schedule: Strečno - Chata pod
Suchým 3 h - Suchý 1 h - Priehyb 1 h - Malý Kriváň 3/4 h - Veľký Kriváň
1 1/4 h - Snilovské sedlo 1/2 h - Chata Vrátna 1 h.
Map: Malá Fatra - Vrátna, 1 : 50 000 (sheet 110), VKÚ, a. s., Harmanec.
Description of the route:
Demanding and strenuous ridge tour for its length and altitude
difference. The initial ascent to the Chata pod Suchým cottage is the
first very steep and it is followed by another to the Suchý Mt. The
section between the Suchý Mt. and the Priehyb saddle is one of the most
beautiful parts of the ridge tour in the Malá Fatra Mts. In spite of the
technically difficult hiking on the narrow path between the rocks
towering above the steep slopes it offers almost everything.
The stretch from the Suchý Mt. to the funicular station below the Snilovské sedlo saddle runs in the alpine zone with sporadic spots of dwarf pine wood. At the end of the trip is the very steep descent to the Chata Vrátna cottage, passable with problems in or after rainy weather. Orientation is easy but the trip is recommended only in good weather.
Source: Vydavateľstvo Dajama