Babia Góra i okolice
Mount Babia and its vicinity
Zawoja Tourist subregion: Wadowicki
Organizator: Babiogórski Park Narodowy
Rodzaj atrakcji przyrodniczych: Góry ( łańcuch górski)
Mount Babia and the neighbouring lower peaks were another favourite destination of Karol Wojtyła’s mountain hikes. The highest peak of Mount Babia, Diablak (1,725 m above sea level), features a monument erected in 1996 by the Slovaks to commemorate Pope John Paul II’s pilgrimage to Slovakia. Right below the peak, in a rock niche, the Mountain Volunteer Search and Rescue members placed a figurine of Our Lady (and the commemorative plaque) as a thanksgiving offering for saving the Pope’s life during the 1981 assassination attempt. Hikers climbing the mountain can stay in a modern PTTK mountain shelter on Markowe Szczawiny. The Last Hike Trail, marking the route of the last hike of Cardinal Wojtyła taken among others with Rev. Stanisław Dziwisz in 1978, right before Wojtyła’s departure for the conclave in Rome, runs through the Polica Range – adjacent to Mount Babia massif – from the church in Skawica, by the PTTK mountain chalet on Krupowa Pasture and the peak of Mount Polica (1,367 m above sea level) until Krowiarki Pass.