The ridge of the Krivánska Fatra Mts. – west - Malá Fatra

Location: Žilinský kraj, okres Žilina, Strečno

GPS: N49°11'13'' E18°51'47''

Strečno - Chata pod Suchým  - Suchý - Priehyb - Malý Kriváň  - Veľký Kriváň  - Snilovské sedlo - Chata Vrátna  (8 1/2 hours)

Mountain range: Malá Fatra (NP Malá Fatra)
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