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Photographer's Note

In all mountains supplies of mountain refuges is made by land rover every time the approach allows it, and for more remote places, often by helicopter or cable systems.

For many reasons, a custom has remained in the Slovak Tatras: men-supplying of the mountain huts ("nosič" in Slovak).

The erpa (slovak word for sherpa), is using a specific wooden rucksack, a strange thing which looks a bit like a high chair carried upside-down. It is made of a little platform on which we empile all sort of things: gaz cans, packs of mineral water, beer kegs, bags of potatoes. The whole is kept into vertical position by various means such as straps and ropes.

The Sherpas carry around 50-60 kgs at once. It is frequent to see the sherpa accompanied by other persons securing him, ahead or behind, to prevent from any bad step, because falling with such a load can be really dangerous.

There are many huts in the Slovak mountains where this way of transporting goods is used. Some of them have a stronger tradition than others.
The huts of the Tatras whose erpa tradition are the most famous are : Chata pod Rysmi (2250m) , T廨yho Chata ( 2015m ), Chata Solisko (1840m), Skalnat chata (1751m), Zamkovsk嶭o Chata, 1475m ("Zamka"), Zbojn獳ka chata ( 1960m).

Another sherpa in WS.

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  • Copyright: Piotr FG (PiotrF) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 5830 W: 2 N: 11644] (54246)
  • Genre: 人物
  • Medium: 彩色
  • Date Taken: 2020-09-00
  • Photo Version:Original Version, Workshop
  • Date Submitted: 2020-10-07 12:58
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