Carpathian Games

Miloslav Nevrlý first captivated readers with Carpathian Games in 1982. Since then, the book has been published in Czech eight times and once in Romanian. Benjamin Lovett translated the masterpiece to English in 2020.

Though not broadly known outside the Czech Republic, Carpathian Games has become a classic of travel writing in its own right. Our aim at is to bring the book to audiences beyond the borders of fatherland and mother tongue that they, too, may be touched by it.

There are many ways to enjoy Carpathian Games – in depth chapter by chapter, quickly leafed through in no particular order or downloaded for free and read amidst towering Carpathian peaks.

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This book was not originally written for you. Nevertheless, it may well transform your perspective on hiking and the Carpathians. At least this is what it has done for many.  The Carpathian Games was intended for a circle of nature-loving fellows in the early 1980s in Czechoslovakia. It was published unofficially since its “truths were …


THE FOAL MOUNTAINS. How long it has been since I visited them. First wonder at Carpathian expanses. Carved farmstead gates in Draganu Valley; old women on doorsteps weaving, embroidering. First time a-roving. First time struggling up steep wooded hillsides toward visions of a path pointed out in fog by a shepherd’s hand. Ceaţa the shepherd …