Wielki Giewont - 1,895m

Name Wielki Giewont
Search name Wielki Giewont
Elevation 1,895 meter
Region Lesser Poland, Western Tatras
Parent regions Europe, Poland, Carpathians, Western Carpathians, Inner Western Carpathians, Tatras
Vertical separation 170 meter
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Last modification 09.03.2016
Alternative name Giewont, Great Giewont
First ascent 1830 by Franciszek Herbich and Aleksander Zawadzki
Level of difficulty Level of difficulty 
Coordinates 34U 422414 5455856 (UTM)
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Wielki Giewont

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Giewont lies in the area of the Polish Tatra National Park (Tatrzański Park Narodowy). In Polish folklore it is associated with a legend about oversleeping knights, who will awake when Poland is in danger. The profile of the mountains is similar to a lying knight, wherein the Long Giewont is the knight's torso, and the Great Giewont is the knight's face as viewed from the side (the three 'peaks' being the chin, the nose, and the eyebrow). On Great Giewont, there is a 15 m steel cross that is the site of many religious pilgrimages. Unfortunately, the area is also notorious for its hazardous nature during thunderstorms, so this should be taken into consideration when traveling to that location.

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