Giewont Climbing Notes

  • August 14, 2017
    BTeasley from United States

    There are two main routes to the top - up to the big cross - Giewont. Neither trail is an easy walk.

    One path starts at Kuznice. The other (more difficult) starts at "parking strazyska pod giewontem". From there an easy 30 minute walk gets you to "Polana Strazyska" - which is a nice glen with a great view. Just prior to the glen is one small sign that tells you to take a hard right if you want to go all the way up to Giewont. That's when things start going more uphill.

    Total time UP to the top from the parking lot for me was over 4.5 hours. This included a few short breaks and a few photos. No food, water, or bathrooms on this trail.

    If you are a casual hiker, don't go if it is going to rain as some places will be very slippery. watch the weather. If it is windy, it can be scary at one part. A gust of wind blew (30, 40mph) and a girl on the trail was scared and immediately sat down, so as not to get blown away.