Tales of the Tatras Peaks V+VI - About the film

The High Tatras, Slovakia's symbol - offer shelter and asylum to all those who seek calm and refuge for their souls... Their inimitable ambience and majesty absorb man in his entirety. Anyone who enters their realm should come with humbleness and reverence. It is a unique environment where dishonesty and pride are not tolerated. They remain stony-faced to those who have come to conquer them. But they reveal a little of their mystery to those who come humbly to learn from them... Amidst a background of beautiful scenery this documentary opens a door for you and invites you to take part in some ascents to the most beautiful peaks of the Tatras.

Story: Pavol Barabáš
Music: Fontana Studio, Martin Barabáš
Narrated by: Marek Ťapák
Sound: Martin Merc
Editing: Róbert Karovič
Photography: Pavol Barabáš
Director: Pavol Barabáš
Length and Format: 30 min., 53 min., HD 16:9
Distribution format: DVD, BluRAy
Genre: documentary
Year of production: 2013

Tales of The Tatras Peaks V - Legends and Illusions

Blásy didn´t consider a description of his first ascent of Mount Rysy to be good for publishing. According to him to climb this peak was without any practical meaning. However, Lenin must have probably found one to climbe it. Or was it only a fairy tale?

Mount Mních became a climbing legend on the Polish side of the Tatras. The most difficult route leads to its small sharp peak higher of the mountain lake Morskie Oko. However, it wasn´t only bolts hanging in its walls.

Tales of The Tatras Peaks VI - Footprints on the Ridge

Western, High, and Belianske Tatras. They are connected by gorgeous, logical and long ridge line formed by more than 130 peaks and towers. To traverse entire ridge alpine style, unsupported, in one single push, was always a big challenge. And still is. Two friends experienced a big adventure climbing this ridge. It is a story about courage and fear, strong will and despair, endurance and pain. It is a story about friendship.


This film has been produced in a coproduction with Radio and Television of Slovakia.
The realization and distribution of this film was financially supported by the Slovak Audiovisual Fund.

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