Tatra Mountains – First time with Oxygen
We frequently receive short articles from our voluntaries about their experiences on mountains. Here it is how Mihai felt, lived and experienced Tatra Mountains with Oxygen Association.
“Tatra expedition has been my first experience with Oxygen on mountains. It has been an expedition that succeeded beyond all my expectations. Even the smallest doubt regarding this experience has magically vanished the moment I met the wonderful people participating at the same journey.
The organization had no flaws and Oxygen organizers have efficiently solved the insignificant unpredictable situations.
The way from Bucharest to Slovakia (Horsky Hotel– Popradske Pleso) by bus seemed to me even shorter than the real numbers say due to a amazing vibe created by everybody. After the bus trip, we walked about an hour on a wooded path towards Horsky Hotel (1500m) and it has been quite a pleasure to enjoy the fascinating nature around us.
The next day, we began the ascension. In two groups, one left for Gerlachovský Peak (2565m, the highest in Tatra Mountains), the other left for Rysy Peak (2499m, the highest peak in Poland). The singularity of this experience made me long for a second one as soon as possible. I cannot tell it was hard (but neither easy). Yet, all I knew is that the more and more surprising landscape rewarded my effort. Before reaching Rysy Peak, we stopped at a chalet at 2250m. Piano music and the warm inside the chalet welcomed our group. We relaxed for a bit and drank a cup of hot tea. Then, we continued our ascension reaching the peak in less than one hour. The descending seemed much easier than the ascension maybe due to the nature luxury that made us stand in awe at each step. At the end, the hot meal from the accommodation made of this day a unique and unforgettable experience.
On the way back home to Bucharest I wondered when Oxygen would leave for Olympus Mount.”
Thank you Mihai for these lovely words. We are glad that Tatra Mountains left such a trace on your soul. We love them as well from the first moment we stepped on their trails. If you want to experience other European mountains with Oxygen or to take part at Oxygen internal expeditions, keep a close watch on us. We prepare new surprises and new expeditions.