Mount Velky Rozsutec - Fatra - Slovakia
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Mount Velky Rozsutec - Fatra - Slovakia

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Winter trek to Mount Rozsutec.Beautiful mountain of Slovakia.

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A: Velký Rozsutec 2013

by Hana Dusíková, 80 meters away

Velký Rozsutec 2013

B: Velký Rozsutec

by Hana Dusíková, 230 meters away

Velký Rozsutec

C: Velky Rozsutec

by Petr Kolčář, 230 meters away

Summit to Velky Rozsutec in Mala Fatra

Velky Rozsutec

D: Velký Rozsutec 2012

by Hana Dusíková, 240 meters away

Velký Rozsutec 2012

E: Mountain Velky Rozsutec

by Mikropolis, 250 meters away

View of Velky Rozsutec

Mountain Velky Rozsutec

F: Pod Medziholím

by Hana Dusíková, 790 meters away

Pod Medziholím

G: Medziholie - Mala Fatra

by Petr Kolčář, 880 meters away

Medziholie - Mala Fatra

Medziholie - Mala Fatra

H: Medziholie

by Hana Dusíková, 920 meters away


I: Medziholie

by Hana Dusíková, 930 meters away


J: Pod Tanečnicou

by Hana Dusíková, 980 meters away

Pod Tanečnicou

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