Rysy

Rysy (Polish: [ˈrɨsɨ]; Slovak: [ˈrisi]; German: Meeraugspitze, Hungarian: Tengerszem-csúcs) is a mountain in the crest of the High Tatras, eastern part of the Tatra Mountains, lying on the border between Poland and Slovakia. Rysy has three summits: the middle at 2,501 m (8,205 ft); the north-western at 2,500 m (8,202 ft); and the south-eastern at 2,473 m (8,114 ft). The north-western summit is the highest point of Poland and belongs to the Crown of Polish Mountains; the other two summits are on the Slovak side of the border.

Rysy
Main summit
Highest point
Elevation2,501 m (8,205 ft)[1]
Prominence161 m (528 ft)[2]
Isolation0.87 km (0.54 mi) 
ListingCountry high point (Poland)
Coordinates49°10′46″N 20°5′17″E[2]
Naming
English translationscratches or crevices
Language of namePolish and Slovak
Geography
Rysy
Location in Lesser Poland Voivodeship
Rysy
Rysy (Poland)
Rysy
Rysy (Slovakia)
LocationPoland / Slovakia
Parent rangeHigh Tatras
Geology
Mountain typeGranite
Climbing
First ascent1840 by Ede Blásy, Ján Ruman-Driečny[citation needed]
Easiest routeHiking
Mountain lakes of Czarny Staw pod Rysami and Morskie Oko seen from Rysy.