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View form Massif Babia Gσra - Diablak (Devil's Peak)- Mała Babia Gσra (little Witches' Moutain) and Przełęcz Brona (Pass Harrow)

Babia Gσra (in Polish, or Babia hora in Slovak, literally Old Wives' or Witches' Mountain) is a mountain range situated in the Western Beskidy Mountains. Diablak (Devil's Peak), the culmination of the range, is the highest peak of this part of the Carpathian Mountains, reaching 1725 m above sea level.

Babia Gσra is sometimes nicknamed Matka Niepogσd (Mother of Bad Weather). Located far from any other mountains of similar height that would provide a natural barrier, it is very susceptible to weather changes. Snow can remain on the northern slopes and in narrow gorges until summer.

Gentle from the south, steep from the north, Babia Gσra is home to bear, lynx, wolf and other species as well as to unique at this altitude alpine flora. The first attempts to protect the area were made in the 1930s. In 1933 the Nature Reserve of Babia Gσra was established. Later, in 1954 the Babia Gσra National Park (Babiogσrski Park Narodowy) was established with the area of 17.04 km². In 1976 it was one of the first Biosphere Reserves in the world. For a long time Babia Gσra National Park was the smallest of Polish national parks. In 1997 it was enlarged up to 33.92 km² and a buffer zone was created of 84.37 km². 10.62 km² are under strict protection. Nowadays, calls for strengthening of the cross-border cooperation with Slovakia to better protect the fragile environment of the mountain are being put out.


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