View from Egyeskő

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The gentle mountain ranges of the Eastern Carpathians hold several hidden treasures for their visitors. Some are more widely known, such as Hargita Mountains (Munţii Harghita) and the Békás Gorge (Cheile Bicazului), as well as the famous lakes Gyilkos (Roşu) and Szent-Anna (Sfânta Ana), while some other natural wonders, such as several interesting rock formations of Hagymás Mountains (Munţii Hăşmaş), still remain less known. This site focuses on the proudly emerging towers of Egyeskő (best translated from Hungarian to English as "solitary rock") and the closer neighbourhood.

Western view of Egyeskő

Western view of Egyeskő (Piatra Singuratică)
Fotó: © Péter Budai, 2008

From the east Egyeskő looks solitary indeed

From the east Egyeskő looks solitary indeed
Foto: © István Csáki, 2010

The mountain hut at feet of the monumental rock cathedral is an important touristic node, with a great view on the Csík-basin and the surrounding mountain ranges. The refuge can be approached from all directions on marked trails, which are not too hard for people who are used to hiking. Climbing to the top of the rock is different: though not impossible, yet it is much more hazardous. Many climb it, but there were several fatalities in the past. Please think twice before setting out on the steep adventure! Beauties of nature and landscape are breathtaking from the hut as well. The brave who still climb the 1608 m high tower that is marked with a summit cross, will be rewarded by the gorgeous panorama that reveals from the top. While enjoying the magnificent view, do not forget to keep proper distance from the near-vertical edges!


Covered by rime

Covered by rime
Fotó: © Endre Páll, 2009

Egyeskő in the summer

Egyeskő in the summer
Foto: © István Pál, 2008