Facing challenges: Vápeč

The Strážov mountains are built from a diverse mosaic of different formations, acute limestone cliffs, and rounded hills.

VápečVápeč (Source: VaGa)

We were only 200 metres under the summit when we discovered that we weren't hiking to Vlčinec, but to Vápeč mountain.

That's how it goes in the Strážov mountains.

It is said if you hike there and don't find the next trail marker within 15 minutes, go back to the last one.

Otherwise you will get lost.

The Strážov mountains have no coherent ridge. They are built from a diverse mosaic of different formations, acute limestone cliffs, rounded hills, and mountains frittered away without any order.

But be careful; they are not as innocent as they appear. It is a serious mountain range with sharp degrees of incline, ready to prove your conditioning.

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