Last night, mountain rescuers brought back two tourists from Latvia who were stuck on Orla Perć, in the area of Kulczyński Żleb – the Tatra Volunteer Rescue Service announced on social media on Wednesday evening.
Latvian tourists notified TOPR headquarters about their problems on Tuesday after dark. They did not have flashlights with them and planned the expedition incorrectly. Six rescuers went to help the injured and brought them safely to Zakopane last night at two o’clock.
“As a result of unfamiliarity with the terrain and incorrect planning, they got stuck on Orla Perć in the area of Kulczyński Żleb. TOPR rescuers, after reaching the site and warming those in need of help, brought them safely to Hala Gąsienicowa and then took them to Zakopane in an off-road vehicle,” Tatra rescuers reported in the media social media.
TOPR members appeal to plan mountain trips accordingly and remember that the days are getting shorter. It gets dark around 6 p.m., so you need to have a flashlight and warm clothes in your backpack.
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