On Friday afternoon, rescuers from the Tatra Volunteer Search and Rescue Service (TOPR) were called to carry out a rescue operation in the area of the Czerwone Wierchy massif. A group of seven tourists reached the summit of Ciemniak, but due to difficult weather conditions they were unable to descend.
IN Tatra Mountains There are winter conditions – there is snow on the trails and it is slippery. On Friday afternoon, the Tatra Volunteer Search and Rescue Service (TOPR) received a report about tourists stuck in the area of the Czerwone Wierchy massif.
– We are bringing a group of tourists from Ciemniak. The tourists reached the top, but had trouble getting back down. They could not find the descent route and asked the TOPR headquarters for help by phone, said the TOPR rescuer on duty.
Difficult conditions in the Tatra Mountains
In the Tatra Mountains, the first avalanche danger level applies on a five-level, increasing scale. There is already almost 50 centimeters of snow on Kasprowy Wierch, and according to forecasts, even another 40 cm may fall on the peaks.
Conditions for hiking are very difficult – the trails are covered with snow and are not paved. Visibility is very poor due to rainfall and low cloud ceiling.
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