Gerlachov Peak

Gerlachov Peak (Gerlach, Gerlachovský štít)

Gerlachov Peak sits in the High Tatras of the Carpathians, which is a huge mountain chain that serves as home for the largest European populations of brown bears, wolves, lynxes, and chamois, mostly living in Romania.

The Carpathians also have over one third of all European plant species.

Country: Slovakia

Mountain Range: High Tatras, Carpathians

Elevation: 8,709 feet / 2,654 meters

First Ascent: 1834 by Ján Still

Fun Fact: Gerlachov is the highest peak in the High Tatra mountain range in Slovakia, and in the entire vast Carpathian mountain chain.


Gerlachov Peak, highest peak in Slovakia, as viewed from Poland.
Gerlach, highest peak of Tatra mountains
Rocky Hiking Trail under Gerlachov Peak in High Tatras, Slovakia | Kayo
View of the Rysy on Gerlach in the High Tatra Mountains, Slovakia.
A view south over the Polish border at Gerlachov Peak | Peter Pierce
Polish Tatra mountains
Milky Way over Gerlachov Peak | Kayo

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