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After flying to Bratislava I went by train and bus to Stefanova,a small village on the north side of the Mala Fatra mountains and climbed Velky Rozutec an impressive limestone peak much loved by the locals.
|Maly and Velky Rozsutec from Stefanova|
Originally I'd planned to walk across the mountains the next day but learnt that the way was blocked by severe landslides and the valley approach closed so I took the bus to Strecno via Zilina and walked up to chata pod Suchym a lovely mountain hut.
|Garden in Zelena dolina|
|chata pod Borisovom redecorated since my visit last year|
Although it was 27 degrees C walking up to the first hut the weather deteriorated over the next couple of days so I had to adapt my plans and take a lower route on the second day to avoid a difficult protected scramble in the rain.
|Schneealpe from Lohmgraben|
|Ottohaus through the Torl|