Ascent of Král'ova hol'a on 2013-04-16
|Other People:||Solo Ascent|
|Date:||Tuesday, April 16, 2013|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
| Elevation:||6385 ft / 1946 m|
Ascent Trip ReportI started this ascent really late due to my work-related obligations. So I decided to bivouac at the summit and wake up at sunrise and make some pictures. But everything changed when I entered after an hour of walk pitch black forest and lost trail mark(green). Than I appeared somewhere on the northern side of the mountain. I had to get across another dense forest with no path, so I left it for next morning when I´ll have more light. And after a warning from local fellow to watch out for bears I didn't hesitate too long. Therefore I found a meadow with some big rock on it for place to sleep. To be honest that was my first bivouac and I didn't sleep at all. Every noise I heard I tried to recognize and unconsciously calm myself down that really nothing, just wind. Next morning it was really a fight, because I didn't have snowshoes and in April snow is usually slowly thawing. So legs in deep snow which was nearly for my waist wasn't uncommon. I knew it must end somewhere above 1600 m so I kept fighting but I was really on the edge and when I found not really old bear footprints I thought that I'll give up. But after a few minutes I saw first peak from which Kralova hola isn't far, so I continued. After successful summiting Kralova hola I got safely back to my car and ready to scale another mountain.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||3609 ft / 1100 m|
| Trailhead:||Telgart 2776 ft / 846 m|
| Quality:||4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Snow on Ground|
| Gear Used:||Bivouac|
| Weather:||Cool, Calm, Clear|
| Time:||2 Days |
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