Lysá hora

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For the hill in Ukraine, see Lysa Hora.
Lysá hora
Lysa berg.JPG
Highest point
Elevation 1,323 m (4,341 ft)
Prominence 768 m (2,520 ft)
Isolation 54 km (34 mi)
Coordinates 49°32′45″N 18°26′51″E / 49.54583°N 18.44750°E / 49.54583; 18.44750Coordinates: 49°32′45″N 18°26′51″E / 49.54583°N 18.44750°E / 49.54583; 18.44750
Naming
Etymology Czech for bald mountain
Geography
Lysá hora is located in Czech Republic
Lysá hora
Lysá hora
Location in the Czech Republic
Location Frýdlant nad Ostravicí, Moravian-Silesian Region, Czech Republic
Parent range Moravian-Silesian Beskids
Geology
Mountain type Godulian Sandstone
Climbing
Easiest route paved road

Lysá hora (Czech pronunciation: [ˈlɪsaː ˈɦora]; Polish: Łysa Góra; German: Lysa-berg, Kahlberg, local Silesian: Gigula) is the highest mountain of the Moravian-Silesian Beskids range in the Czech Republic and also of Cieszyn Silesia. It is one of the rainiest places of the country with an annual precipitation of over 1,500 mm (60 in).

Etymology[edit]

The name Lysá hora can be translated as bald mountain. This name came from the fact that Lysá hora had no trees. The place is first mentioned in a written document from 1261 as Lissa huera.

Tourism[edit]

Today, the mountain is also a small ski resort and a popular place for hiking in summer.

Nowadays, this summit is getting popular. Every day there are hundreds to thousands of causual hikers and funs of nordic-walking, running, cross-country skiing and skialpinismus.

This place is a witness of many interesting sport contest, noteworthy is "Lysá Hora 24" (LH24), (LH365), "Beskydian Seven" (B7), Adrenalin Cup, "Five of Beskydian Summits"(5BV) and "Lysá Cup" (LC).

External links[edit]

Media related to Lysá hora at Wikimedia Commons