Jaskinia Mylna


Useful Information

Location: Dolina Kościeliska Skrzyżowanie, parking at Kira Leśnicka.
4.4 km, 100 m above Skała Pisana, red trail to Obłazkowa and through the Mylna Cave. One-way route, exit at Hala Pisana. Walking time: 50 minutes.
(49.23951261480163, 19.862262968632425)
Open: no restrictions.
[2021]
Fee: free.
[2021]
Classification: SpeleologyKarst cave
Light: bring torch
Dimension: L=1,630 m, VR=76 m, A=1,098 m asl, T=5 °C (summer).
Guided tours: self guided
Photography: allowed
Accessibility: no
Bibliography: J. Grodzicki (1993): Jaskinia Mylna Jaskinie Tatrzańskiego Parku Narodowego. Jaskinie zachodniego zbocza Doliny Kościeliskiej, t. 2, Grodzicki J. (red.), PTPNoZ, Warszawa.
F. Filar (2010): Nowy plan Jaskini Mylnej Jaskinie 3(56) s. 22-23
I. Luty (1993): Jaskinia Raptawicka Jaskinie Tatrzańskiego Parku Narodowego. Jaskinie zachodniego zbocza Doliny Kościeliskiej, Grodzicki J. (red.), PTPNoZ, Warszawa.
F. Filar (2014): Nowa dokumentacja Jaskini Raptawickiej Jaskinie 2(75) s. 26-27
Address: Jaskinia Mylna, Tel: +48-, Fax: +48-,
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History

1885 first explored by Jan Gwalbert Pawlikowski.
1934 Stefan Zwoliński and his companions discovered new part by digging.
JUL-1945 Pallottine Father Józef Szykowski got lost in the labyrinth and died of exhaustion.
1948-1949 cave developed, new entrance created and some passages widened.
2013-2014 resurvey of the caves in the National Park.
JUN-2014 Mylna Cave connected with Obłazkowa Cave via Jędrusiów Przełaz.
FEB-2015 Left Corridor of the Raptawicka Cave connected to the corridor above the Connection Chimney in the Mylna Cave.

Description

Jaskinia Mylna (Mylna Cave) is a horizontal cave with a passages in various directions. Main directions are northeast to southwest and northwest to southeast. The result is a sort of labyrinth, and with a total length of 1,630 m it is a rather big cave. It has various entrances, and generally a visit is made as a through trip.

This is a so-called semi wild cave. It has a tour path and ropes at the wall which serve as handrail. As the cave is horizontal a visit is not very difficult, provided the visitor brings the necessary equipment. However, there are passages which require stooping and even crawling, your clothes will get dirty. There are rather long crawls, some of which were wet and quite long. There are traverses and even some short climbs, somewhat alleviated by "trusty chains". When visiting this cave, wear sturdy shoes, old clothes, warm enough for the cool cave. There is no electric light, helmet and headlamp are very much recommended, at least two lamps per person too. Do not go alone, and take a copy of the cave plan with you. And definitely do not leave the waymarked route.

It has happened to tourists who had only one light, which was damaged for some reason, to get lost in the cave. In July 1945, the Pallottine Father Józef Szykowski got lost in the labyrinth and died of exhaustion. His body was found two years later at the far end of the corridor, and the body could only be excavated after cutting it into pieces