OT: Tatra Mountains in September'17 (massive photo report of recent hike)

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OT: Tatra Mountains in September'17 (massive photo report of recent hike)

PiterM
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October 9th, 2017, 2:42 pm #1

Second summer report for 2017... one still to go.

Anyway, as you're already noticed (probably) my perfect vacation location is rather high in the mountains than in crowded resort at seaside. BTW, nothing against seaside, I'm certified open sea sailor as well and sailing is my #2 preferred vacation fun. But anyway, this year I decided that my son (6.5 yo) is big enough to get to the next level of mountaineering, which is... caving. Nothing extreme, of course, but still caving is caving! And I mean non-illuminated caves, where you crawl on four, sometimes in mud and water, for an hour or so, with your own headlamp. Sounds like fun? And it was! So I gathered a good old mountaineering crew (my family, good friend with his, and my father as a helping hand as he's pro-climber) and we moved to the mountain hut for a week.

Chapter I - The Hut




















Chapter II - Going Up







And special mention - my dad - our guide, help and inspiration:












Chapter III - Easy Day, to relax in this beautiful place...





My pack on that hike... Arc'teryx Bora AR50, sexy beast!



And my knife - CRK Inkosi



Plus some other stuff...






Chapter IV - Jurassic Park

Well... kind of. Very Jurassic terrain, and the cave there is called Dragon's Lair so... enjoy:
























Chapter V - Lost Way Cave

That's actually the official name, no worry, we didn't get lost. Common sense is crucial: don't go alone, everyone got his own lamp AND for every 2 people the should be at least 1 backup lamp. That's the longest non-illuminated cave in Tatra officially open for public. To explore all halls you need about one hour, 3/4 of that time you go 'on four' and on that day iwt was really wet there. And better watch the signs on the walls! If you go a wrong way... well, you can get lost for good. Total length is about one mile.









Also sorry to dissapoint you but this time I had to leave my Panerai home... caving would ruin it beyond my point of pain. I'm sure cristall would be all scratched, if not shattered. So G-Shock is (hopefully) understandable choice this year:



It starts on 2, but soon you have to crawl















Also notice pack change... small, slim an waterproof pack is crucial there. Choice: Arc'teryx Alpha FL30.




Chapter VI - Frosty Cave

This one is easy and beautifully illuminated... what a relief!











OK, I decided to have some fun too:



Hydration is must! Also check how 'clean' the backpack is after couple of caves... my cloths looked the same actually





Chapter VII - last day and way back...

Last day was generally rainy so we had just a small walk to the lake nearby. And the next day - perfect sun! Anctually great for a long way back with heavy backpack!

















THE END
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October 9th, 2017, 4:29 pm #2

I love the G-Shock you wore (Mudmaster)? Looked like to me... I love that watch.

Best,
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October 9th, 2017, 4:55 pm #3

Second summer report for 2017... one still to go.

Anyway, as you're already noticed (probably) my perfect vacation location is rather high in the mountains than in crowded resort at seaside. BTW, nothing against seaside, I'm certified open sea sailor as well and sailing is my #2 preferred vacation fun. But anyway, this year I decided that my son (6.5 yo) is big enough to get to the next level of mountaineering, which is... caving. Nothing extreme, of course, but still caving is caving! And I mean non-illuminated caves, where you crawl on four, sometimes in mud and water, for an hour or so, with your own headlamp. Sounds like fun? And it was! So I gathered a good old mountaineering crew (my family, good friend with his, and my father as a helping hand as he's pro-climber) and we moved to the mountain hut for a week.

Chapter I - The Hut




















Chapter II - Going Up







And special mention - my dad - our guide, help and inspiration:












Chapter III - Easy Day, to relax in this beautiful place...





My pack on that hike... Arc'teryx Bora AR50, sexy beast!



And my knife - CRK Inkosi



Plus some other stuff...






Chapter IV - Jurassic Park

Well... kind of. Very Jurassic terrain, and the cave there is called Dragon's Lair so... enjoy:
























Chapter V - Lost Way Cave

That's actually the official name, no worry, we didn't get lost. Common sense is crucial: don't go alone, everyone got his own lamp AND for every 2 people the should be at least 1 backup lamp. That's the longest non-illuminated cave in Tatra officially open for public. To explore all halls you need about one hour, 3/4 of that time you go 'on four' and on that day iwt was really wet there. And better watch the signs on the walls! If you go a wrong way... well, you can get lost for good. Total length is about one mile.









Also sorry to dissapoint you but this time I had to leave my Panerai home... caving would ruin it beyond my point of pain. I'm sure cristall would be all scratched, if not shattered. So G-Shock is (hopefully) understandable choice this year:



It starts on 2, but soon you have to crawl















Also notice pack change... small, slim an waterproof pack is crucial there. Choice: Arc'teryx Alpha FL30.




Chapter VI - Frosty Cave

This one is easy and beautifully illuminated... what a relief!











OK, I decided to have some fun too:



Hydration is must! Also check how 'clean' the backpack is after couple of caves... my cloths looked the same actually





Chapter VII - last day and way back...

Last day was generally rainy so we had just a small walk to the lake nearby. And the next day - perfect sun! Anctually great for a long way back with heavy backpack!

















THE END
What an amazing trip!!! TFS, Piter! nt
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October 9th, 2017, 5:33 pm #4

Second summer report for 2017... one still to go.

Anyway, as you're already noticed (probably) my perfect vacation location is rather high in the mountains than in crowded resort at seaside. BTW, nothing against seaside, I'm certified open sea sailor as well and sailing is my #2 preferred vacation fun. But anyway, this year I decided that my son (6.5 yo) is big enough to get to the next level of mountaineering, which is... caving. Nothing extreme, of course, but still caving is caving! And I mean non-illuminated caves, where you crawl on four, sometimes in mud and water, for an hour or so, with your own headlamp. Sounds like fun? And it was! So I gathered a good old mountaineering crew (my family, good friend with his, and my father as a helping hand as he's pro-climber) and we moved to the mountain hut for a week.

Chapter I - The Hut




















Chapter II - Going Up







And special mention - my dad - our guide, help and inspiration:












Chapter III - Easy Day, to relax in this beautiful place...





My pack on that hike... Arc'teryx Bora AR50, sexy beast!



And my knife - CRK Inkosi



Plus some other stuff...






Chapter IV - Jurassic Park

Well... kind of. Very Jurassic terrain, and the cave there is called Dragon's Lair so... enjoy:
























Chapter V - Lost Way Cave

That's actually the official name, no worry, we didn't get lost. Common sense is crucial: don't go alone, everyone got his own lamp AND for every 2 people the should be at least 1 backup lamp. That's the longest non-illuminated cave in Tatra officially open for public. To explore all halls you need about one hour, 3/4 of that time you go 'on four' and on that day iwt was really wet there. And better watch the signs on the walls! If you go a wrong way... well, you can get lost for good. Total length is about one mile.









Also sorry to dissapoint you but this time I had to leave my Panerai home... caving would ruin it beyond my point of pain. I'm sure cristall would be all scratched, if not shattered. So G-Shock is (hopefully) understandable choice this year:



It starts on 2, but soon you have to crawl















Also notice pack change... small, slim an waterproof pack is crucial there. Choice: Arc'teryx Alpha FL30.




Chapter VI - Frosty Cave

This one is easy and beautifully illuminated... what a relief!











OK, I decided to have some fun too:



Hydration is must! Also check how 'clean' the backpack is after couple of caves... my cloths looked the same actually





Chapter VII - last day and way back...

Last day was generally rainy so we had just a small walk to the lake nearby. And the next day - perfect sun! Anctually great for a long way back with heavy backpack!

















THE END
Thank you once again for taking us along




Cheers
Jose


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October 9th, 2017, 6:08 pm #5

Second summer report for 2017... one still to go.

Anyway, as you're already noticed (probably) my perfect vacation location is rather high in the mountains than in crowded resort at seaside. BTW, nothing against seaside, I'm certified open sea sailor as well and sailing is my #2 preferred vacation fun. But anyway, this year I decided that my son (6.5 yo) is big enough to get to the next level of mountaineering, which is... caving. Nothing extreme, of course, but still caving is caving! And I mean non-illuminated caves, where you crawl on four, sometimes in mud and water, for an hour or so, with your own headlamp. Sounds like fun? And it was! So I gathered a good old mountaineering crew (my family, good friend with his, and my father as a helping hand as he's pro-climber) and we moved to the mountain hut for a week.

Chapter I - The Hut




















Chapter II - Going Up







And special mention - my dad - our guide, help and inspiration:












Chapter III - Easy Day, to relax in this beautiful place...





My pack on that hike... Arc'teryx Bora AR50, sexy beast!



And my knife - CRK Inkosi



Plus some other stuff...






Chapter IV - Jurassic Park

Well... kind of. Very Jurassic terrain, and the cave there is called Dragon's Lair so... enjoy:
























Chapter V - Lost Way Cave

That's actually the official name, no worry, we didn't get lost. Common sense is crucial: don't go alone, everyone got his own lamp AND for every 2 people the should be at least 1 backup lamp. That's the longest non-illuminated cave in Tatra officially open for public. To explore all halls you need about one hour, 3/4 of that time you go 'on four' and on that day iwt was really wet there. And better watch the signs on the walls! If you go a wrong way... well, you can get lost for good. Total length is about one mile.









Also sorry to dissapoint you but this time I had to leave my Panerai home... caving would ruin it beyond my point of pain. I'm sure cristall would be all scratched, if not shattered. So G-Shock is (hopefully) understandable choice this year:



It starts on 2, but soon you have to crawl















Also notice pack change... small, slim an waterproof pack is crucial there. Choice: Arc'teryx Alpha FL30.




Chapter VI - Frosty Cave

This one is easy and beautifully illuminated... what a relief!











OK, I decided to have some fun too:



Hydration is must! Also check how 'clean' the backpack is after couple of caves... my cloths looked the same actually





Chapter VII - last day and way back...

Last day was generally rainy so we had just a small walk to the lake nearby. And the next day - perfect sun! Anctually great for a long way back with heavy backpack!

















THE END
Thanks for sharing this wonderful report! nt
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October 9th, 2017, 6:30 pm #6

Second summer report for 2017... one still to go.

Anyway, as you're already noticed (probably) my perfect vacation location is rather high in the mountains than in crowded resort at seaside. BTW, nothing against seaside, I'm certified open sea sailor as well and sailing is my #2 preferred vacation fun. But anyway, this year I decided that my son (6.5 yo) is big enough to get to the next level of mountaineering, which is... caving. Nothing extreme, of course, but still caving is caving! And I mean non-illuminated caves, where you crawl on four, sometimes in mud and water, for an hour or so, with your own headlamp. Sounds like fun? And it was! So I gathered a good old mountaineering crew (my family, good friend with his, and my father as a helping hand as he's pro-climber) and we moved to the mountain hut for a week.

Chapter I - The Hut




















Chapter II - Going Up







And special mention - my dad - our guide, help and inspiration:












Chapter III - Easy Day, to relax in this beautiful place...





My pack on that hike... Arc'teryx Bora AR50, sexy beast!



And my knife - CRK Inkosi



Plus some other stuff...






Chapter IV - Jurassic Park

Well... kind of. Very Jurassic terrain, and the cave there is called Dragon's Lair so... enjoy:
























Chapter V - Lost Way Cave

That's actually the official name, no worry, we didn't get lost. Common sense is crucial: don't go alone, everyone got his own lamp AND for every 2 people the should be at least 1 backup lamp. That's the longest non-illuminated cave in Tatra officially open for public. To explore all halls you need about one hour, 3/4 of that time you go 'on four' and on that day iwt was really wet there. And better watch the signs on the walls! If you go a wrong way... well, you can get lost for good. Total length is about one mile.









Also sorry to dissapoint you but this time I had to leave my Panerai home... caving would ruin it beyond my point of pain. I'm sure cristall would be all scratched, if not shattered. So G-Shock is (hopefully) understandable choice this year:



It starts on 2, but soon you have to crawl















Also notice pack change... small, slim an waterproof pack is crucial there. Choice: Arc'teryx Alpha FL30.




Chapter VI - Frosty Cave

This one is easy and beautifully illuminated... what a relief!











OK, I decided to have some fun too:



Hydration is must! Also check how 'clean' the backpack is after couple of caves... my cloths looked the same actually





Chapter VII - last day and way back...

Last day was generally rainy so we had just a small walk to the lake nearby. And the next day - perfect sun! Anctually great for a long way back with heavy backpack!

















THE END
I live vicariously through your adventures Piotr. My wife and son wish I were as adventurous as you, but alas, I fondle my watches and Chris Reeve knives quietly at home You may inspire me to get out there. Of course, had I been in that cave, I suspect I would get lost!

John
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October 9th, 2017, 7:31 pm #7

Second summer report for 2017... one still to go.

Anyway, as you're already noticed (probably) my perfect vacation location is rather high in the mountains than in crowded resort at seaside. BTW, nothing against seaside, I'm certified open sea sailor as well and sailing is my #2 preferred vacation fun. But anyway, this year I decided that my son (6.5 yo) is big enough to get to the next level of mountaineering, which is... caving. Nothing extreme, of course, but still caving is caving! And I mean non-illuminated caves, where you crawl on four, sometimes in mud and water, for an hour or so, with your own headlamp. Sounds like fun? And it was! So I gathered a good old mountaineering crew (my family, good friend with his, and my father as a helping hand as he's pro-climber) and we moved to the mountain hut for a week.

Chapter I - The Hut




















Chapter II - Going Up







And special mention - my dad - our guide, help and inspiration:












Chapter III - Easy Day, to relax in this beautiful place...





My pack on that hike... Arc'teryx Bora AR50, sexy beast!



And my knife - CRK Inkosi



Plus some other stuff...






Chapter IV - Jurassic Park

Well... kind of. Very Jurassic terrain, and the cave there is called Dragon's Lair so... enjoy:
























Chapter V - Lost Way Cave

That's actually the official name, no worry, we didn't get lost. Common sense is crucial: don't go alone, everyone got his own lamp AND for every 2 people the should be at least 1 backup lamp. That's the longest non-illuminated cave in Tatra officially open for public. To explore all halls you need about one hour, 3/4 of that time you go 'on four' and on that day iwt was really wet there. And better watch the signs on the walls! If you go a wrong way... well, you can get lost for good. Total length is about one mile.









Also sorry to dissapoint you but this time I had to leave my Panerai home... caving would ruin it beyond my point of pain. I'm sure cristall would be all scratched, if not shattered. So G-Shock is (hopefully) understandable choice this year:



It starts on 2, but soon you have to crawl















Also notice pack change... small, slim an waterproof pack is crucial there. Choice: Arc'teryx Alpha FL30.




Chapter VI - Frosty Cave

This one is easy and beautifully illuminated... what a relief!











OK, I decided to have some fun too:



Hydration is must! Also check how 'clean' the backpack is after couple of caves... my cloths looked the same actually





Chapter VII - last day and way back...

Last day was generally rainy so we had just a small walk to the lake nearby. And the next day - perfect sun! Anctually great for a long way back with heavy backpack!

















THE END
Such beautiful scenery, amazing photos, and it looks like you and your family had a wonderful time.

Thanks for sharing your trip with us!

Best Regards,

Drew
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October 9th, 2017, 7:50 pm #8

Second summer report for 2017... one still to go.

Anyway, as you're already noticed (probably) my perfect vacation location is rather high in the mountains than in crowded resort at seaside. BTW, nothing against seaside, I'm certified open sea sailor as well and sailing is my #2 preferred vacation fun. But anyway, this year I decided that my son (6.5 yo) is big enough to get to the next level of mountaineering, which is... caving. Nothing extreme, of course, but still caving is caving! And I mean non-illuminated caves, where you crawl on four, sometimes in mud and water, for an hour or so, with your own headlamp. Sounds like fun? And it was! So I gathered a good old mountaineering crew (my family, good friend with his, and my father as a helping hand as he's pro-climber) and we moved to the mountain hut for a week.

Chapter I - The Hut




















Chapter II - Going Up







And special mention - my dad - our guide, help and inspiration:












Chapter III - Easy Day, to relax in this beautiful place...





My pack on that hike... Arc'teryx Bora AR50, sexy beast!



And my knife - CRK Inkosi



Plus some other stuff...






Chapter IV - Jurassic Park

Well... kind of. Very Jurassic terrain, and the cave there is called Dragon's Lair so... enjoy:
























Chapter V - Lost Way Cave

That's actually the official name, no worry, we didn't get lost. Common sense is crucial: don't go alone, everyone got his own lamp AND for every 2 people the should be at least 1 backup lamp. That's the longest non-illuminated cave in Tatra officially open for public. To explore all halls you need about one hour, 3/4 of that time you go 'on four' and on that day iwt was really wet there. And better watch the signs on the walls! If you go a wrong way... well, you can get lost for good. Total length is about one mile.









Also sorry to dissapoint you but this time I had to leave my Panerai home... caving would ruin it beyond my point of pain. I'm sure cristall would be all scratched, if not shattered. So G-Shock is (hopefully) understandable choice this year:



It starts on 2, but soon you have to crawl















Also notice pack change... small, slim an waterproof pack is crucial there. Choice: Arc'teryx Alpha FL30.




Chapter VI - Frosty Cave

This one is easy and beautifully illuminated... what a relief!











OK, I decided to have some fun too:



Hydration is must! Also check how 'clean' the backpack is after couple of caves... my cloths looked the same actually





Chapter VII - last day and way back...

Last day was generally rainy so we had just a small walk to the lake nearby. And the next day - perfect sun! Anctually great for a long way back with heavy backpack!

















THE END
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October 9th, 2017, 9:18 pm #9

I love the G-Shock you wore (Mudmaster)? Looked like to me... I love that watch.

Best,
--CF
It's a Mudmaster GG-1000, works great, it's not as huge as GWG-1000 and its got all I need which is actually time, world time, alarm, compass. Plus analog display and it looks super cool too. It's my dedicated mountaineering watch now.
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October 9th, 2017, 10:52 pm #10

I am going to get myself one of those bad boys! One of the very best watches conceived in the last few years from Casio, a masterpiece if you asked me. The watch literally one of the best for outdoor outings with virtually everything you need to get back home if you got lost

Enjoy in great health.

Best,
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October 10th, 2017, 3:30 am #11

Second summer report for 2017... one still to go.

Anyway, as you're already noticed (probably) my perfect vacation location is rather high in the mountains than in crowded resort at seaside. BTW, nothing against seaside, I'm certified open sea sailor as well and sailing is my #2 preferred vacation fun. But anyway, this year I decided that my son (6.5 yo) is big enough to get to the next level of mountaineering, which is... caving. Nothing extreme, of course, but still caving is caving! And I mean non-illuminated caves, where you crawl on four, sometimes in mud and water, for an hour or so, with your own headlamp. Sounds like fun? And it was! So I gathered a good old mountaineering crew (my family, good friend with his, and my father as a helping hand as he's pro-climber) and we moved to the mountain hut for a week.

Chapter I - The Hut




















Chapter II - Going Up







And special mention - my dad - our guide, help and inspiration:












Chapter III - Easy Day, to relax in this beautiful place...





My pack on that hike... Arc'teryx Bora AR50, sexy beast!



And my knife - CRK Inkosi



Plus some other stuff...






Chapter IV - Jurassic Park

Well... kind of. Very Jurassic terrain, and the cave there is called Dragon's Lair so... enjoy:
























Chapter V - Lost Way Cave

That's actually the official name, no worry, we didn't get lost. Common sense is crucial: don't go alone, everyone got his own lamp AND for every 2 people the should be at least 1 backup lamp. That's the longest non-illuminated cave in Tatra officially open for public. To explore all halls you need about one hour, 3/4 of that time you go 'on four' and on that day iwt was really wet there. And better watch the signs on the walls! If you go a wrong way... well, you can get lost for good. Total length is about one mile.









Also sorry to dissapoint you but this time I had to leave my Panerai home... caving would ruin it beyond my point of pain. I'm sure cristall would be all scratched, if not shattered. So G-Shock is (hopefully) understandable choice this year:



It starts on 2, but soon you have to crawl















Also notice pack change... small, slim an waterproof pack is crucial there. Choice: Arc'teryx Alpha FL30.




Chapter VI - Frosty Cave

This one is easy and beautifully illuminated... what a relief!











OK, I decided to have some fun too:



Hydration is must! Also check how 'clean' the backpack is after couple of caves... my cloths looked the same actually





Chapter VII - last day and way back...

Last day was generally rainy so we had just a small walk to the lake nearby. And the next day - perfect sun! Anctually great for a long way back with heavy backpack!

















THE END
So gracious to see some what what you see in your country my country of origin .

Just Marvelous !! Cheers !!

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October 10th, 2017, 3:26 pm #12

Second summer report for 2017... one still to go.

Anyway, as you're already noticed (probably) my perfect vacation location is rather high in the mountains than in crowded resort at seaside. BTW, nothing against seaside, I'm certified open sea sailor as well and sailing is my #2 preferred vacation fun. But anyway, this year I decided that my son (6.5 yo) is big enough to get to the next level of mountaineering, which is... caving. Nothing extreme, of course, but still caving is caving! And I mean non-illuminated caves, where you crawl on four, sometimes in mud and water, for an hour or so, with your own headlamp. Sounds like fun? And it was! So I gathered a good old mountaineering crew (my family, good friend with his, and my father as a helping hand as he's pro-climber) and we moved to the mountain hut for a week.

Chapter I - The Hut




















Chapter II - Going Up







And special mention - my dad - our guide, help and inspiration:












Chapter III - Easy Day, to relax in this beautiful place...





My pack on that hike... Arc'teryx Bora AR50, sexy beast!



And my knife - CRK Inkosi



Plus some other stuff...






Chapter IV - Jurassic Park

Well... kind of. Very Jurassic terrain, and the cave there is called Dragon's Lair so... enjoy:
























Chapter V - Lost Way Cave

That's actually the official name, no worry, we didn't get lost. Common sense is crucial: don't go alone, everyone got his own lamp AND for every 2 people the should be at least 1 backup lamp. That's the longest non-illuminated cave in Tatra officially open for public. To explore all halls you need about one hour, 3/4 of that time you go 'on four' and on that day iwt was really wet there. And better watch the signs on the walls! If you go a wrong way... well, you can get lost for good. Total length is about one mile.









Also sorry to dissapoint you but this time I had to leave my Panerai home... caving would ruin it beyond my point of pain. I'm sure cristall would be all scratched, if not shattered. So G-Shock is (hopefully) understandable choice this year:



It starts on 2, but soon you have to crawl















Also notice pack change... small, slim an waterproof pack is crucial there. Choice: Arc'teryx Alpha FL30.




Chapter VI - Frosty Cave

This one is easy and beautifully illuminated... what a relief!











OK, I decided to have some fun too:



Hydration is must! Also check how 'clean' the backpack is after couple of caves... my cloths looked the same actually





Chapter VII - last day and way back...

Last day was generally rainy so we had just a small walk to the lake nearby. And the next day - perfect sun! Anctually great for a long way back with heavy backpack!

















THE END
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October 10th, 2017, 6:07 pm #13

Second summer report for 2017... one still to go.

Anyway, as you're already noticed (probably) my perfect vacation location is rather high in the mountains than in crowded resort at seaside. BTW, nothing against seaside, I'm certified open sea sailor as well and sailing is my #2 preferred vacation fun. But anyway, this year I decided that my son (6.5 yo) is big enough to get to the next level of mountaineering, which is... caving. Nothing extreme, of course, but still caving is caving! And I mean non-illuminated caves, where you crawl on four, sometimes in mud and water, for an hour or so, with your own headlamp. Sounds like fun? And it was! So I gathered a good old mountaineering crew (my family, good friend with his, and my father as a helping hand as he's pro-climber) and we moved to the mountain hut for a week.

Chapter I - The Hut




















Chapter II - Going Up







And special mention - my dad - our guide, help and inspiration:












Chapter III - Easy Day, to relax in this beautiful place...





My pack on that hike... Arc'teryx Bora AR50, sexy beast!



And my knife - CRK Inkosi



Plus some other stuff...






Chapter IV - Jurassic Park

Well... kind of. Very Jurassic terrain, and the cave there is called Dragon's Lair so... enjoy:
























Chapter V - Lost Way Cave

That's actually the official name, no worry, we didn't get lost. Common sense is crucial: don't go alone, everyone got his own lamp AND for every 2 people the should be at least 1 backup lamp. That's the longest non-illuminated cave in Tatra officially open for public. To explore all halls you need about one hour, 3/4 of that time you go 'on four' and on that day iwt was really wet there. And better watch the signs on the walls! If you go a wrong way... well, you can get lost for good. Total length is about one mile.









Also sorry to dissapoint you but this time I had to leave my Panerai home... caving would ruin it beyond my point of pain. I'm sure cristall would be all scratched, if not shattered. So G-Shock is (hopefully) understandable choice this year:



It starts on 2, but soon you have to crawl















Also notice pack change... small, slim an waterproof pack is crucial there. Choice: Arc'teryx Alpha FL30.




Chapter VI - Frosty Cave

This one is easy and beautifully illuminated... what a relief!











OK, I decided to have some fun too:



Hydration is must! Also check how 'clean' the backpack is after couple of caves... my cloths looked the same actually





Chapter VII - last day and way back...

Last day was generally rainy so we had just a small walk to the lake nearby. And the next day - perfect sun! Anctually great for a long way back with heavy backpack!

















THE END
Thanks to share with us these beautiful photos, it's allways a pleasure. This makes you want to go to Poland.
I also like your selection of material, knife, backpack, ax, nothing is done randomly, it always gives me ideas of purchase (especially the knives of chris Reeve).
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October 10th, 2017, 7:21 pm #14

Second summer report for 2017... one still to go.

Anyway, as you're already noticed (probably) my perfect vacation location is rather high in the mountains than in crowded resort at seaside. BTW, nothing against seaside, I'm certified open sea sailor as well and sailing is my #2 preferred vacation fun. But anyway, this year I decided that my son (6.5 yo) is big enough to get to the next level of mountaineering, which is... caving. Nothing extreme, of course, but still caving is caving! And I mean non-illuminated caves, where you crawl on four, sometimes in mud and water, for an hour or so, with your own headlamp. Sounds like fun? And it was! So I gathered a good old mountaineering crew (my family, good friend with his, and my father as a helping hand as he's pro-climber) and we moved to the mountain hut for a week.

Chapter I - The Hut




















Chapter II - Going Up







And special mention - my dad - our guide, help and inspiration:












Chapter III - Easy Day, to relax in this beautiful place...





My pack on that hike... Arc'teryx Bora AR50, sexy beast!



And my knife - CRK Inkosi



Plus some other stuff...






Chapter IV - Jurassic Park

Well... kind of. Very Jurassic terrain, and the cave there is called Dragon's Lair so... enjoy:
























Chapter V - Lost Way Cave

That's actually the official name, no worry, we didn't get lost. Common sense is crucial: don't go alone, everyone got his own lamp AND for every 2 people the should be at least 1 backup lamp. That's the longest non-illuminated cave in Tatra officially open for public. To explore all halls you need about one hour, 3/4 of that time you go 'on four' and on that day iwt was really wet there. And better watch the signs on the walls! If you go a wrong way... well, you can get lost for good. Total length is about one mile.









Also sorry to dissapoint you but this time I had to leave my Panerai home... caving would ruin it beyond my point of pain. I'm sure cristall would be all scratched, if not shattered. So G-Shock is (hopefully) understandable choice this year:



It starts on 2, but soon you have to crawl















Also notice pack change... small, slim an waterproof pack is crucial there. Choice: Arc'teryx Alpha FL30.




Chapter VI - Frosty Cave

This one is easy and beautifully illuminated... what a relief!











OK, I decided to have some fun too:



Hydration is must! Also check how 'clean' the backpack is after couple of caves... my cloths looked the same actually





Chapter VII - last day and way back...

Last day was generally rainy so we had just a small walk to the lake nearby. And the next day - perfect sun! Anctually great for a long way back with heavy backpack!

















THE END
really much appreciated, thanks! P
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October 10th, 2017, 7:29 pm #15

Second summer report for 2017... one still to go.

Anyway, as you're already noticed (probably) my perfect vacation location is rather high in the mountains than in crowded resort at seaside. BTW, nothing against seaside, I'm certified open sea sailor as well and sailing is my #2 preferred vacation fun. But anyway, this year I decided that my son (6.5 yo) is big enough to get to the next level of mountaineering, which is... caving. Nothing extreme, of course, but still caving is caving! And I mean non-illuminated caves, where you crawl on four, sometimes in mud and water, for an hour or so, with your own headlamp. Sounds like fun? And it was! So I gathered a good old mountaineering crew (my family, good friend with his, and my father as a helping hand as he's pro-climber) and we moved to the mountain hut for a week.

Chapter I - The Hut




















Chapter II - Going Up







And special mention - my dad - our guide, help and inspiration:












Chapter III - Easy Day, to relax in this beautiful place...





My pack on that hike... Arc'teryx Bora AR50, sexy beast!



And my knife - CRK Inkosi



Plus some other stuff...






Chapter IV - Jurassic Park

Well... kind of. Very Jurassic terrain, and the cave there is called Dragon's Lair so... enjoy:
























Chapter V - Lost Way Cave

That's actually the official name, no worry, we didn't get lost. Common sense is crucial: don't go alone, everyone got his own lamp AND for every 2 people the should be at least 1 backup lamp. That's the longest non-illuminated cave in Tatra officially open for public. To explore all halls you need about one hour, 3/4 of that time you go 'on four' and on that day iwt was really wet there. And better watch the signs on the walls! If you go a wrong way... well, you can get lost for good. Total length is about one mile.









Also sorry to dissapoint you but this time I had to leave my Panerai home... caving would ruin it beyond my point of pain. I'm sure cristall would be all scratched, if not shattered. So G-Shock is (hopefully) understandable choice this year:



It starts on 2, but soon you have to crawl















Also notice pack change... small, slim an waterproof pack is crucial there. Choice: Arc'teryx Alpha FL30.




Chapter VI - Frosty Cave

This one is easy and beautifully illuminated... what a relief!











OK, I decided to have some fun too:



Hydration is must! Also check how 'clean' the backpack is after couple of caves... my cloths looked the same actually





Chapter VII - last day and way back...

Last day was generally rainy so we had just a small walk to the lake nearby. And the next day - perfect sun! Anctually great for a long way back with heavy backpack!

















THE END
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October 10th, 2017, 9:16 pm #16

Second summer report for 2017... one still to go.

Anyway, as you're already noticed (probably) my perfect vacation location is rather high in the mountains than in crowded resort at seaside. BTW, nothing against seaside, I'm certified open sea sailor as well and sailing is my #2 preferred vacation fun. But anyway, this year I decided that my son (6.5 yo) is big enough to get to the next level of mountaineering, which is... caving. Nothing extreme, of course, but still caving is caving! And I mean non-illuminated caves, where you crawl on four, sometimes in mud and water, for an hour or so, with your own headlamp. Sounds like fun? And it was! So I gathered a good old mountaineering crew (my family, good friend with his, and my father as a helping hand as he's pro-climber) and we moved to the mountain hut for a week.

Chapter I - The Hut




















Chapter II - Going Up







And special mention - my dad - our guide, help and inspiration:












Chapter III - Easy Day, to relax in this beautiful place...





My pack on that hike... Arc'teryx Bora AR50, sexy beast!



And my knife - CRK Inkosi



Plus some other stuff...






Chapter IV - Jurassic Park

Well... kind of. Very Jurassic terrain, and the cave there is called Dragon's Lair so... enjoy:
























Chapter V - Lost Way Cave

That's actually the official name, no worry, we didn't get lost. Common sense is crucial: don't go alone, everyone got his own lamp AND for every 2 people the should be at least 1 backup lamp. That's the longest non-illuminated cave in Tatra officially open for public. To explore all halls you need about one hour, 3/4 of that time you go 'on four' and on that day iwt was really wet there. And better watch the signs on the walls! If you go a wrong way... well, you can get lost for good. Total length is about one mile.









Also sorry to dissapoint you but this time I had to leave my Panerai home... caving would ruin it beyond my point of pain. I'm sure cristall would be all scratched, if not shattered. So G-Shock is (hopefully) understandable choice this year:



It starts on 2, but soon you have to crawl















Also notice pack change... small, slim an waterproof pack is crucial there. Choice: Arc'teryx Alpha FL30.




Chapter VI - Frosty Cave

This one is easy and beautifully illuminated... what a relief!











OK, I decided to have some fun too:



Hydration is must! Also check how 'clean' the backpack is after couple of caves... my cloths looked the same actually





Chapter VII - last day and way back...

Last day was generally rainy so we had just a small walk to the lake nearby. And the next day - perfect sun! Anctually great for a long way back with heavy backpack!

















THE END
Mahalos,

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October 12th, 2017, 6:36 am #17

Second summer report for 2017... one still to go.

Anyway, as you're already noticed (probably) my perfect vacation location is rather high in the mountains than in crowded resort at seaside. BTW, nothing against seaside, I'm certified open sea sailor as well and sailing is my #2 preferred vacation fun. But anyway, this year I decided that my son (6.5 yo) is big enough to get to the next level of mountaineering, which is... caving. Nothing extreme, of course, but still caving is caving! And I mean non-illuminated caves, where you crawl on four, sometimes in mud and water, for an hour or so, with your own headlamp. Sounds like fun? And it was! So I gathered a good old mountaineering crew (my family, good friend with his, and my father as a helping hand as he's pro-climber) and we moved to the mountain hut for a week.

Chapter I - The Hut




















Chapter II - Going Up







And special mention - my dad - our guide, help and inspiration:












Chapter III - Easy Day, to relax in this beautiful place...





My pack on that hike... Arc'teryx Bora AR50, sexy beast!



And my knife - CRK Inkosi



Plus some other stuff...






Chapter IV - Jurassic Park

Well... kind of. Very Jurassic terrain, and the cave there is called Dragon's Lair so... enjoy:
























Chapter V - Lost Way Cave

That's actually the official name, no worry, we didn't get lost. Common sense is crucial: don't go alone, everyone got his own lamp AND for every 2 people the should be at least 1 backup lamp. That's the longest non-illuminated cave in Tatra officially open for public. To explore all halls you need about one hour, 3/4 of that time you go 'on four' and on that day iwt was really wet there. And better watch the signs on the walls! If you go a wrong way... well, you can get lost for good. Total length is about one mile.









Also sorry to dissapoint you but this time I had to leave my Panerai home... caving would ruin it beyond my point of pain. I'm sure cristall would be all scratched, if not shattered. So G-Shock is (hopefully) understandable choice this year:



It starts on 2, but soon you have to crawl















Also notice pack change... small, slim an waterproof pack is crucial there. Choice: Arc'teryx Alpha FL30.




Chapter VI - Frosty Cave

This one is easy and beautifully illuminated... what a relief!











OK, I decided to have some fun too:



Hydration is must! Also check how 'clean' the backpack is after couple of caves... my cloths looked the same actually





Chapter VII - last day and way back...

Last day was generally rainy so we had just a small walk to the lake nearby. And the next day - perfect sun! Anctually great for a long way back with heavy backpack!

















THE END
I am certain much efforts are being put in to put up these pictures. in the age of facebook, these posts are great for reader but not so as poster. thank you again
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October 13th, 2017, 12:32 am #18

Second summer report for 2017... one still to go.

Anyway, as you're already noticed (probably) my perfect vacation location is rather high in the mountains than in crowded resort at seaside. BTW, nothing against seaside, I'm certified open sea sailor as well and sailing is my #2 preferred vacation fun. But anyway, this year I decided that my son (6.5 yo) is big enough to get to the next level of mountaineering, which is... caving. Nothing extreme, of course, but still caving is caving! And I mean non-illuminated caves, where you crawl on four, sometimes in mud and water, for an hour or so, with your own headlamp. Sounds like fun? And it was! So I gathered a good old mountaineering crew (my family, good friend with his, and my father as a helping hand as he's pro-climber) and we moved to the mountain hut for a week.

Chapter I - The Hut




















Chapter II - Going Up







And special mention - my dad - our guide, help and inspiration:












Chapter III - Easy Day, to relax in this beautiful place...





My pack on that hike... Arc'teryx Bora AR50, sexy beast!



And my knife - CRK Inkosi



Plus some other stuff...






Chapter IV - Jurassic Park

Well... kind of. Very Jurassic terrain, and the cave there is called Dragon's Lair so... enjoy:
























Chapter V - Lost Way Cave

That's actually the official name, no worry, we didn't get lost. Common sense is crucial: don't go alone, everyone got his own lamp AND for every 2 people the should be at least 1 backup lamp. That's the longest non-illuminated cave in Tatra officially open for public. To explore all halls you need about one hour, 3/4 of that time you go 'on four' and on that day iwt was really wet there. And better watch the signs on the walls! If you go a wrong way... well, you can get lost for good. Total length is about one mile.









Also sorry to dissapoint you but this time I had to leave my Panerai home... caving would ruin it beyond my point of pain. I'm sure cristall would be all scratched, if not shattered. So G-Shock is (hopefully) understandable choice this year:



It starts on 2, but soon you have to crawl















Also notice pack change... small, slim an waterproof pack is crucial there. Choice: Arc'teryx Alpha FL30.




Chapter VI - Frosty Cave

This one is easy and beautifully illuminated... what a relief!











OK, I decided to have some fun too:



Hydration is must! Also check how 'clean' the backpack is after couple of caves... my cloths looked the same actually





Chapter VII - last day and way back...

Last day was generally rainy so we had just a small walk to the lake nearby. And the next day - perfect sun! Anctually great for a long way back with heavy backpack!

















THE END
Haven't posted/visited in many moons, and thought I'd see how P.com is doing. So nice to see you still posting these great pictures. I remember years ago seeing your pictures and always enjoyed them. Family has grown, and pictures still amazing to see. Be well.
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October 31st, 2017, 8:05 pm #19

Second summer report for 2017... one still to go.

Anyway, as you're already noticed (probably) my perfect vacation location is rather high in the mountains than in crowded resort at seaside. BTW, nothing against seaside, I'm certified open sea sailor as well and sailing is my #2 preferred vacation fun. But anyway, this year I decided that my son (6.5 yo) is big enough to get to the next level of mountaineering, which is... caving. Nothing extreme, of course, but still caving is caving! And I mean non-illuminated caves, where you crawl on four, sometimes in mud and water, for an hour or so, with your own headlamp. Sounds like fun? And it was! So I gathered a good old mountaineering crew (my family, good friend with his, and my father as a helping hand as he's pro-climber) and we moved to the mountain hut for a week.

Chapter I - The Hut




















Chapter II - Going Up







And special mention - my dad - our guide, help and inspiration:












Chapter III - Easy Day, to relax in this beautiful place...





My pack on that hike... Arc'teryx Bora AR50, sexy beast!



And my knife - CRK Inkosi



Plus some other stuff...






Chapter IV - Jurassic Park

Well... kind of. Very Jurassic terrain, and the cave there is called Dragon's Lair so... enjoy:
























Chapter V - Lost Way Cave

That's actually the official name, no worry, we didn't get lost. Common sense is crucial: don't go alone, everyone got his own lamp AND for every 2 people the should be at least 1 backup lamp. That's the longest non-illuminated cave in Tatra officially open for public. To explore all halls you need about one hour, 3/4 of that time you go 'on four' and on that day iwt was really wet there. And better watch the signs on the walls! If you go a wrong way... well, you can get lost for good. Total length is about one mile.









Also sorry to dissapoint you but this time I had to leave my Panerai home... caving would ruin it beyond my point of pain. I'm sure cristall would be all scratched, if not shattered. So G-Shock is (hopefully) understandable choice this year:



It starts on 2, but soon you have to crawl















Also notice pack change... small, slim an waterproof pack is crucial there. Choice: Arc'teryx Alpha FL30.




Chapter VI - Frosty Cave

This one is easy and beautifully illuminated... what a relief!











OK, I decided to have some fun too:



Hydration is must! Also check how 'clean' the backpack is after couple of caves... my cloths looked the same actually





Chapter VII - last day and way back...

Last day was generally rainy so we had just a small walk to the lake nearby. And the next day - perfect sun! Anctually great for a long way back with heavy backpack!

















THE END
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