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Satan is the one of the most outstanding summit in High Tatra and the highest summit in Hreben Bast (“Ridge of Dungeons”) – huge rocky wall ascending between Mengusovska Valley and Mlynicka Valley. It is a part of the longest lateral ridge of High Tatra, which culminates in Kriváň. Except Hrebeň Bašt and Kriváň there are following summits such as Štrbský Štit / Szczyrbski Szczyt, Hrubý Vrch / Hruby Wierch, Soliska / Grań Solisk and Ostrá / Ostra.

Even though there is no marked route leading on the top this summit is much often visited by tourists than by climbers, first of all for a beautiful view which spreads on a whole Mengusovska Valley with its all branches in the north-east direction, Gerlachvsky Stit in the east and Krivan Group in the west.

For me it is one of the most beautiful panoramas in the High Tatras.

Satan has two summits: the north and the south with similar altitude at 2,432 m

The Slovakian and Polish name means “satan” and refers to a legend about devil, which hid gemstones in SatanovZlab / Szatanowy Zleb (Devil’s Couloir) (falling down from Satanovo Sedlo). A shepherd, which pastured sheeps in Mengusovska Valley, prompted a wizard to find this treasure. But when they started to look for in the couloir the devil stoned them. And till today when climbers want to reach the summit by this couloir stones fall down.

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  • Copyright: Piotr Fagasiewicz (PiotrF) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 4886 W: 2 N: 8947] (42878)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2019-08-00
  • Categories: Nature
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2019-08-25 15:00
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