The beautiful Tatra mountains

The beautiful Tatra mountains
Zakopane Day Tripper

Saturday, 11 June 2016

Orla Perc - Tatra Terror!

Adventurous visitors to Zakopane and the Tatra mountains will definitely love Orla Perc ridge. It is documented as a via ferrata, but it actually isn't in the true sense as there are no cables to clip into. The ridge itself is best attempted in sections due to the long access walks to the marked routes, however, each segment of it certainly won't disappoint if you enjoy hanging off chains over sheer cliff faces and exposed gullies. Route descriptions are practically non-existent in English so click on this High Peaks page link to find out more detail and images.
Essential map for Orla Perc
Dramatic section of Orla Perc

Contemplating the looming obstacle ahead!
Looking down onto the Buczynowa Dolina (Beech Valley)

Views across to the High Tatras
Views over the Five Polish Ponds from Orla Perc
Scrambling Orla Perc stylee


  1. Great detail description! This trail was my first difficult trail in mountains and it was really tough for me. I described my trip here: :)

    1. Love your description of the route. Some amazing photos too. Well done to you. It is a tough trail but beautiful. Wish I was there right now! 😊