Krywańska Przełączka (Daxnerovo sedlo)

Krywańska Przełączka (słow. Daxnerovo saddle) - shallow pass in the Slovak Tatra mountains, between the Little Krywan Krywan, located in the southern ridge of the massif called Pauline Ridge. The name includes the entire lower back between Krywan and Little Krywan. In fact, they are separated by three small przełączki rock humps, which are not given names. Krywania Towards the south these are:

     Tasks Krywańska Przełączka (none Daxnerovo saddle)
     Indirect Krywańska Przełączka (Prostredné Daxnerovo saddle)
     Extreme Krywańska Przełączka (Predna Daxnerovo saddle).

Slovak name refers to Štefan Daxner, Slovak independence fighter who was a member of the national tours in 1861, Krivan

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