For the first time this season, an avalanche danger message was issued in the Tatras. From an altitude of 1,900 meters above sea level, the lowest alert level applies. Rescuers of the Tatra Volunteer Rescue Service warn tourists that the conditions in the mountains are very dangerous.
In the Tatra Mountains, the first, lowest level of avalanche risk applies – for the first time this season the rescuers of the Tatra Mountains Volunteer Rescue Service.
Conditions in the Tatras
Snow began to fall in Zakopane on Sunday night. The layer is already a few centimeters. On Monday morning, there was 23 centimeters of snow on Kasprowy Wierch, and the temperature at the top dropped to -10 degrees Celsius.
The avalanche risk occurs in the peak parts of the Tatra Mountains, from an altitude of 1,900 meters above sea level.
“The avalanche risk occurs in very few places, mainly in the ridge area, in gullies, depressions and snow fields. Beware of wind deposits in these places” – reads the TOPR communiqué.
What is the first degree of avalanche danger?
The first degree of avalanche risk means that snow cover is generally well-bound 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 conditions in the mountains are generally good, but due to winter hazards you should be especially careful.
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