Winter ascent to Rákoň

Rákoň (1,879 m above sea level) is a bald peak not far from the main ridge of the Western Tatras. It lies on the Slovak-Polish border and is a popular destination for tourists in every season. Thanks to its great location, it offers visitors breathtaking views of the stunning rocky peaks of Roháče, the Polish part of the High Tatras, the inaccessible Osobitá mountain and, in good weather, the two dominants of the Orava Beskids - Babia and Pilsko Hills.

The shortest sidewalk to Rákoň leads from the Orava side of the distinctive town of Zuberec through the Roháče Valley. If you are more demanding tourists and lovers of long routes, you can also climb Rákoň from Liptov. You will take the Jamnícka valley to the slightly higher Volovec (2,063 m above sea level), and from there, you continue further northwest. Although the sidewalk is quite long and demanding, the reward is a luxurious walk along the Jamnícka valley. You get an almost certain meeting with chamois and a true Tatra experience for life.