The triple summitted peak is located in the central part of the High Tatra, on the main ridge, on the borderline between Poland and Slovakia.

The north-western summit of Rysy (2499m) is the highest point of Poland, and therefore in the summer the mountain is climbed by a lot of people from the Polish side. On the Polish side it is a very steep uphill climb but the slopes on the Slovakian side are a lot gentler. Rysy is the highest peak of the Tatras accessible by marked route which explains its great popularity during summer season.

Rysy summit offers one of the widest and richest summit panoramas in the Tatras. In good weather conditions one can admire all prominent High Tatra peaks, several lakes, the Low Tatra mountain range and the Western Beskidy mountains.

Magnificent 500 meter high eastern face, long alpine climbing routes of high difficulties.

Wonderful alpine flora.

The name of the peak

There were some historical disputes about that. The current version says that the name „Rysy“ comes from the characteristic, long, diagonal couloir crossing western cliffs. It is also called „Rysa“ which in Polish means just a scratch, crack, fissure. The official name of the peak is the same both in Polish and Slovak languages. The unofficial German and Hungarian names „Meeraugspitze“ & „Tengerszem-csúcs“ refer to the numerous mountain lakes visible from the summit.

First Ascent

First Winter Ascent

Famous Climbs

Eduard Blasy (1840)

Theodor Wundt (1884)

Nobel Prize Winner Maria Sklodowska-Curie with husband (1899)

Our prices

Summer climb (approx. 6 hours from Popradské lake)

1-2 person(s)

3-4 persons

5-6 persons

Winter climb (approx. 10 hours from Popradské lake)

1-2 person(s)

3-4 persons

5-6 persons