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Kežmarský Štit is the one of the highest summit in High Tatra and the one of the easiest available Tatra’ “gigants”.

Kežmarský Štit was visited by tourists already in XVII century. David Frölich, a student from Kežmarok and later a fames mathematician, was the first known by name tourist which reached the summit (1615). But probably hunters from Spiš were the first concquerors of this summit.

In 1654 year there were cans with parchment sheets on the summit to sign in tourist which reached the top. This tradition is continued till today by Horska Zachranna Sluzba which leaves notebooks on tops to sign in. In winter Guenter Dyhrenfurth and Alfred Martin reached the summit as the first in 1906.

A view from the top in the west direction is limited because of a near neighbourhood of such summits like Lomnický Štit, Pyšný Štit, Baranié Rohy, but it is the best point for panorama on a surroundings of Vel’ká Zmrzlá Valley andwhole Belanske Tatry.

The Slovak and Polish name of this summit comes from Bielej Vody Kežmarskej / Kieżmarska Valley and this from the one of Spiš’ towns, which was an owner of this area.

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  • Copyright: Piotr Fagasiewicz (PiotrF) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 5631 W: 2 N: 11132] (52330)
  • Genre: Lugares
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2020-09-00
  • Versión de la foto: Versión original
  • Date Submitted: 2020-11-23 15:22
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