Thursday, July 23, 2009


'A glacier is a large mass of ice moving slowly over some land surface or down a valley, formed over long periods from the accumulation of snow in areas where the amount of snow that falls exceeds the amount that melts. Glacier ice is the largest reservoir of fresh water on Earth. Glaciers are found in mountain ranges of every continent except Australia' (Souce: Wikipedia)

On Monday I took Andy, Kim, and Balázs to the High Tatras. Andy and Kim came to help with our English Camps, and since there is a one week break between the 2 camps, they wanted to see some cool stuff in the area.
Every now and then I have to go get my mountain fix up in Slovakia - it kind of reminds me of home.

We went to Tatranská Lomnica, and took the lift up to Skalnaté Pleso - a lake which collects the water from the glaciers near the peak. I've been up there quite a few times, but had never actually seen the lake, since its frozen and covered with snow in the winter. It was beautiful.
From the lake we could see the glaciers, probably about 700 meters up the mountain, so we decided to hike up to them. Kim had never seen glaciers before, so we figured we might as well go see it from up close.
Up on the top of the mountain we saw some deer and a fox. I caught a frog.

All in all, it was a great time. The only thing missing was Rosemary...:(
Here are the photos:

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