The Mountain Rescue Service printed the course of the tragic occasion, which occurred on Friday, January 7. Shortly earlier than midnight, OSTV HZS acquired info from the Polish TOPR in regards to the lacking three individuals of Polish nationality who, in accordance with info from the notifier, have been presupposed to climb Gerlachovský štít by Batizovský žľab.
The info was offered by an individual who was additionally supposed to participate within the ascent, however attributable to disagreements and doubts originally of the tour, she separated from the group on the Silesian House. The HZS emergency line operator requested the Permanent Presidency of the Police Force to find cell phones, which confirmed that vacationers have been nonetheless within the mountains. During the evening, HZS rescuers searched the realm of ascent and descent routes of Batizovské žľab and Batizovská dolina, the principle highway main from Batizovské pleso to the Silesian House, adjoining entry roads, parking heaps and mountain lodging amenities.
Saturday, January 8, 2022
During the morning hours, the HZS, along with the VZZS from Poprad, continued their search within the Batizovská valley and the western wall of the Gerlachovské štít massif. The search continued within the Velická dolina space with the assistance of the Helicopter Squadron of the Ministry of the Interior of the Slovak Republic and with the assistance of the gadget for finding cell phones of the Polish Mountain Service (TOPR). Unfortunately, throughout the entire day, the wished individuals couldn’t be present in any of the exit and descent areas and within the partitions of Gerlachovské štít.
Sunday, January 9, 2022
In the morning, the search was carried out with the assistance of the MV SR Helicopter Squadron, gear for finding cell phones and with the assistance of drones. The wished individuals have been discovered throughout a visible inspection beneath the wall of Kotlový štít within the morning, sadly with out indicators of life.
In the High Tatras, the rotation of frontal techniques happened over the past week. After important warming, it cooled sharply. The snow cowl was incoherent within the decrease positions, within the center positions the snow floor was arduous to icy. On most slopes of the center positions, a tough ice layer fashioned to a thickness of some centimeters. The previous snow was arduous within the excessive locations. The hearth brigade knowledgeable about these circumstances within the warnings and likewise within the details about the circumstances within the mountains. Moving on snow in such circumstances is demanding on method, security and coordination of motion, particularly on slopes with a larger incline. Such circumstances have been accompanied prior to now by elevated accident and mortality charges within the mountains.