SundayWe first went to Smutné sedlo (1965 m, sad saddle in Slovak), to do an easy ride and check the snow conditions. The ascent was icy and Martin had some trouble, since he didn't have ski crampons. We had to wait for him and Kolo used this opportunity to make two rides from the saddle.
Since the weather was great and the snow was okay in the upper parts, we decided to go to Hrubá kopa (2166 m). The ascent was very steep and again, Martin was a bit slower, because he didn't have an ice axe but Kolo created nice snow stairs for him and me.
|Climbing the chute using stairs in the snow. We skied down the same way.|
|Western view with Baníkov (2178 m)|
The sky turned orange after we skied the chute.
MondayWe decided on an easy trip to Žiarske sedlo (1917 m), since we didn't see snow elsewhere. While approaching, we saw that the nearby peak Plačlivô (2125 m) was completely covered in white and looked easy to ski. Martin was afraid of getting hypoglycemia, so he staid in the saddle and took awesome pictures, while me and Kolo went up. We had breathtaking views from the top and there was almost no wind, a perfect day in the mountains!
|Kolo and me climbing up with ice axes. We skied the same line.|
|Sea of clouds with Kráľová hoľa in the background|
Small selection of my photos is on Flickr and an album merged from 3 cameras is on Google Photos.