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Hanc Monument Vitkovice

Hanc Monument Vitkovice
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The Hanc monument is 1 km along the red-marked tourist path from Zlate navrsi hill to Labska chalet. It was built in memory of the tragic event in a skiing contest on 24 March 1913 when one of the best Czech skiers, Bohumil Hanc, tried to finish the contest which everyone else had given up, and lost his battle with the cruel mountain weather. He was found exhausted and numb with cold not far from where the monument was later built, and died after being taken back to Labska chalet. The monument was destroyed during the Nazi occupation and renewed after World War Two.