Black Pond below Rysy Summit (Polish: Czarny Staw pod Rysami) is also called Czarny Staw nad Morskim Okiem (Black Pond above Sea Eye Pond). Czarny Staw lays at 1 583 meters above sea level which means 188 m higher than Morskie Oko pond. The area of the pond is 20.64 hectares and its maximum depth 76.4 m which makes it the second deepest pond in the Tatras and the fourth deepest in Poland. At the lake starts picturesque stream which than creates a waterfall called Czarnostawiańska Siklawa, which later on flows to Morskie Oko pond. Waters of the pond usually freeze in October or November and melt in May-July period. In the lake vicinity it is usually chilly and the rocks near the lake are sometimes covered in snow even during summer. The trail to Czarny Staw is of medium difficulty. Still, you will need special mountain shoes to get there safely. You have to start the rout at Morskie Oko mountain hostel, that circles the lake and then choose Czarny Staw climbing trail. The climb itself takes about 30-45 minutes. If you are afraid of heights or vast open spaces you shouldn’t try this rout. Still, for all those who decide to follow, it will give unforgettable views and memories.