The Nízke Tatry ridge trail – 2nd part

Location: Žilinský kraj, okres Liptovský Mikuláš, Partizánska Ľupča

GPS: N48°55'31'' E19°24'49''

Shelter below Sedlo Ďurkovej - Chabenec - Kotliská - Poľana - Dereše - Chopok - Krúpova hoľa - Ďumbier - below Krúpova hoľa - Chata gen. M. R. Štefánika (8 3/4 hours)

Mountain range: Nízke Tatry (NP Nízke Tatry)
Region: Horehronie, Liptov

Starting point: Shelter below Sedlo Ďurkovej, district Brezno.
Finishing point: Chata gen. M. R. Štefánika, district Brezno.

Time schedule: Shelter below Sedlo Ďurkovej - Chabenec 1 1/4 h - Kotliská 3/4 h - Poľana 3/4 h - Dereše 1 1/2 h - Chopok 3/4 h - Krúpova hoľa 1 3/4 h - Ďumbier 3/4 h - below Krúpova hoľa 1/2 h - Chata gen. M. R. Štefánika 3/4 h.
Map: Nízke Tatry - Chopok, 1:50 000 (sheet 122), VKÚ, a. s., Harmanec.

Description of the route: Difficult and very strenuous tour more for its length than altitude difference. It is recommended to start at the dawn. You have to count with all-day stay in high-mountain environment. The grade of the tour is even more demanding in bad weather and poor visibility (which is only too often). The only point of the route providing shelter is the Kamenná chata cottage at the Chopok Mt. Long and strenuous stretches of descent from the main ridge, if you decide for them, are those between the Chabenec and Poľana Mts.

Source: Vydavateľstvo Dajama