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Tales of the Tatras peaks – the enticed by heights

Title
Tales of the Tatras peaks – the enticed by heights
Dauer
56 min
Director
Pavol Barabáš (Slowakei)
Category
Alpine Documentation
When & Where
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Description
A sixteen-year old boy was once standing on the seashore of the Morskie Oko mountain lake; desiring to be the first on the top of the Mengusovský Peak. Was it his longing for appreciation, recognition, or just for conquering the unconquered he was driven by? His achievement has inspired many. Obsession to be the first on the top of the Lomnický Peak turned into an obsession to conquer the challenging western wall. It attracted two of the best Polish climbers. Just a coincidence helped one of them to gain victory. They both, however, paid in the mountains the ultimate price. And so did Karol English, who was the first on the top of the Javorový and Ostrý Peak, as well as on thirty others. A doubt about his ascents and conflicts with his rivals forced him to leave the Tatras. Who remained forever was the Prince Christian Kraft von Hohenlohe, without whom the Tatras wouldn’t look as we know them today. But there remained not only “his” animals but also his principles of nature protection.