Mala Moravka - The peak of Praded (1491.3 m), the highest mountain in the Moravian-Silesian Region, was today wrapped in a record, more than nine-km-long knitted scarf, made by people from all over the Czech Republic as well as abroad, the organisers have told CTK.
Vrchol nejvyšší moravskoslezské hory Praděd 30. srpna nadšenci několikrát omotali více než devět kilometrů dlouhou šálou, kterou upletli lidé z celé republiky i zahraničí. Organizátoři netradiční akce na Pradědu tak vytvořili nový nový český rekord. Prvenství dosud patřilo recesistům z Liberecka, kteří v roce 2006 omotali horu Ještěd šálou dlouhou tři kilometry. ČTK Galgonek Vladislav
They thereby scored a new Czech record beating that from 2006 when enthusiasts wrapped a three-km-long scarf around the peak of Jested (1012 m) in north Bohemia.
"Our scarf is exactly nine kilometre, 33 metre and 44 centimetre long. Representatives of the Dobry den agency confirmed a new record on the spot," organiser Martina Brachtlova told CTK.
The giant knitted scarf was folded up into a 500-metre-long roll that 106 people carried to the peak of Praded in the Jeseniky Mountains. Then they wrapped the colourful scarf around it, below a transmitter, a few times.
"The scarf will stay on Praded minimally by the winter. We will see how long it can survive. Some people have taken small cut pieces as souvenirs today already," Brachtlova said.
The organisers from Mala Moravka originally wanted to knit a scarf as long as Praded´s altitude, but enthusiastic people made a 7.5-km-longer scarf eventually.
They were sending packages with knitted scarves, from one to 400 metre long, to the village all year long. "Knitters" from the whole country, the elderly from senior homes, including a 90-year-old woman, as well as school children, various associations and even some people from Leipzig, Germany, participated in the project, Brachtlova added.