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Giant Mountains. Closed trails. Avalanche danger

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Two routes in the Karkonosze Mountains have been closed. According to the authorities of the Karkonosze National Park, the reason is the avalanche danger. The first step applies.

The Karkonosze trails, red through Kocioł Łomniczki to Śnieżka and yellow – a connector leading from the black trail to Strzecha Akademicka via Biały Jar, were closed on Wednesday due to the avalanche risk.

The yellow trail from the Pod Łabskim Szczytem shelter towards Śnieżne Kotłów is also to be closed on Thursday.

Conditions in the Giant Mountains

The Karkonosze National Park (KPN) reminds you that the first level of avalanche risk is in force in the Karkonosze Mountains. It means that the snow cover is generally well bonded and stable. Generally, an avalanche can only be triggered with a high additional load. In a few places on very steep or extreme slopes, it is possible to descend spontaneously small and medium-sized avalanches. “The trails in the Karkonosze Mountains are icy, unbroken in places. The conditions are difficult. The wind speed on Śnieżka exceeds 100 kilometers per hour” – KPN employees inform on Thursday.

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Tourists who go on a trip must dress appropriately for the season. Suitable shoes for hiking in the mountains are essential. It is worth getting poles to help you keep your balance.

Have a charged mobile phone with the Rescue application with you. When planning a trip to the mountains, you should take into account that nightfall falls early. In the event of an accident, GOPR can be called on the free emergency phone number: 985 or 601 100 300.

AvalanchesPAP / Maria Samczuk, Maciej Zieliński

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