Gerlach

Elevation (feet): 8,711
Elevation (meters): 2,655
Continent: Europe
Country: Slovakia
Range/Region: Carpathian Mountains
Latitude: 49.15
Longitude: 20.0833
Difficulty: Scramble
Best months for climbing: Jul, Aug, Sep
Year first climbed: 1855
First successful climber(s): Z. Bosniachi, W. Grzegorzek
Nearest major airport: Tatry-Poprad, Slovakia
Convenient Center: Tatranska Lomnica, Slovakia, Zakopane, Poland

Gerlach is the highest peak in the Carpathian Mountains. It rises in the Slovik portion of Tatransky National Park, which straddles the border between Slovakia and Poland. The high peaks of the Tatra Mountains, from which the national park gets its name, are rugged rock peaks with a dramatic jagged crestline. They rise in a sudden cluster like an island of peaks in the surrounding valleys. Gerlach is only slightly higher than other Tatra peaks, but the entire region is impressive in its steepness and its character.