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Rescuers warn hikers in Poland’s Tatra mountains

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Grzegorz Siwicki 21.11.2018 13:37
The Tatra Volunteer Rescue Service (TOPR) has issued a warning for hikers in Poland’s southern Tatra mountains, alerting them to difficult conditions.
Photo: Grzegorz Mroczka [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], from Wikimedia CommonsPhoto: Grzegorz Mroczka [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], from Wikimedia Commons

According to TOPR, the trails in the mountain range are icy and covered with a layer of snow, which makes them exceptionally dangerous for tourists to use.

According to Poland’s Gazeta Wyborcza daily, similar conditions a few years ago resulted in several deaths, both in the Polish Tatras and on the other side of the border in the Slovak part of the mountain range.

In addition, a helicopter used by TOPR is undergoing a technical check-up, leaving Polish rescuers forced to ask the Slovak service for help in case of an emergency in the next few weeks.

The Tatra mountains are a popular holiday destination for Poles both in the summer and winter.


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