Rescuers from the Tatra Volunteer Emergency Service are conducting an operation on Saturday to reach a tourist who is stuck in the area of Czerwone Wierchy. Earlier, a group of athletes who got stuck on Kasprowy Wierch needed help. Avalanche danger level 3 applies in the Tatra Mountains.
weather in Tatra Mountains is dangerous. On Saturday, 12 rescuers are taking part in a rescue expedition for a tourist who got stuck on Mułowa Pass in the area of Czerwone Wierchy. The tourist’s phone is discharged and its condition is unknown. The last time rescuers managed to contact him, they instructed him to dig a hole in the snow and wait for rescue.
Earlier, a group of athletes were brought from Kasprowy Wierch, who also lost their orientation in bad weather conditions.
Conditions in the Tatra Mountains are extremely unfavorable. It gets dark, visibility is hampered by fog, snow falls and winds gust up to 100 kilometers per hour.
Terrible conditions, avalanche “three”
– The conditions are terrible and this is the reason for both expeditions. (…) Orientation in the field is impossible, moving in this wind is extremely difficult. (…). No one (in such weather – editor) should go beyond the upper limits of the forest – said Kamil Suder, a TOPR rescuer, in an interview with a TVN24 reporter.
There is a third, high level of avalanche danger in the Tatra Mountains. “The snow cover on many steep slopes is moderately or weakly bound. Avalanche triggering is possible even with a small additional load, especially on steep slopes indicated in the avalanche report. In certain situations, large, and in a few cases also very large, avalanches may descend spontaneously,” we read in the TOPR statement.
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