Wołowy Grzbiet

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Wołowy Grzbiet
View from the Wyżna Koprowa Przełęcz pass

View from the Wyżna Koprowa Przełęcz pass

height 2377  m npm
location Poland , Slovakia
Mountains High Tatras , Carpathian Mountains
Coordinates 49 ° 10 '48 "  N , 20 ° 4' 18"  E Coordinates: 49 ° 10 '48 "  N , 20 ° 4' 18"  E
Wołowy Grzbiet (Lesser Poland)
Wołowy Grzbiet
View from the northeast from the summit of Bula pod Rysami
View from the south of the massif

The Wołowy Grzbiet (German ox back ) is a mountain range in the Polish High Tatras in the Lesser Poland Voivodeship and the Bukowina Tatrzańska municipality with a maximum altitude of 2377  m npm in Hińczowa Turnia . The Polish- Slovak border runs along the ridge, which is part of the main Tatra ridge .

Location and surroundings

Below the massif lie the Fischseetal ( Dolina Rybiego Potoku ) and Mengsdorf Valley ( Dolina Mięguszowiecka ) valleys . The massif borders over the Froschsee Scharte ( Żabia Przełęcz Wyżnia ) to the massif of the Meeraugspitze ( Rysy ) in the east and over the Eastern Mengsdorfer Scharte ( Czarnostawiańska Przełęcz ) to the massif of the Mengsdorfer Spitzen in the west. The massif forms the south face of the Karkessel of the mountain lake Czarny Staw pod Rysami , to which it falls steeply. On the south side of the massif, the slopes fall flat to the Mengsdorf Great Frog Lake ( Wielki Żabi Staw Mięguszowiecki ).

The course of the ridge of the massif from the mountain pass Östliche Mengsdorfer Scharte ( Czarnostawiańska Przełęcz ) in the west to the Froschsee Scharte ( Żabia Przełęcz Wyżnia ) in Soten runs as follows:


The Polish name wołowy Grzbiet also means ox back . The name comes from the fact that the shape of the massif reminded the Góralen of an ox back with horns.

Flora and fauna

The ox back is a refuge for birds of prey, etc. a. Golden eagle, but not a strictly protected nature reserve.


The peaks can be climbed by climbers with the approval of the respective national park administration . The Schronisko PTTK nad Morskim Okiem refuge on the Meerauge mountain lake is particularly suitable as a starting point for climbing tours .

Web links

Commons : Wołowy Grzbiet  - collection of images, videos and audio files

supporting documents

  • Zofia Radwańska-Paryska, Witold Henryk Paryski, Wielka encyklopedia tatrzańska, Poronin, Wyd. Górskie, 2004, ISBN 83-7104-009-1 .
  • Tatry Wysokie słowackie i polskie. Mapa turystyczna 1: 25.000, Warszawa, 2005/06, Polkart, ISBN 83-87873-26-8 .