Fil à Plomb (TD-, III, 4+, M4, 700m)


After climbing Ginat, we still had some time for a one-day route. So, on 31 March 2012 we’ve aimed for “Le Fil à Plomb” in Rognon du Plan, see the topo here. It’s a 700 m ice route, in the Aig du Midi N Face.

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Coltul Balaceni, Fagaras. Winter climbing

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Together with Silvia, we spent  New Year’s Eve with the tent at the foot of Coltul Balaceni (2196m) in Fagaras Mountains. During 31 Dec-02 Jan 2012 we enjoyed a small vacation and did some winter climbing in this remote and special place from Romania.

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Tina, the climbing dog – Arpasel ridge, Fagaras Mountains


This was my Winning photo at an International photo contest. I received Emails from people questioning about the story behind the photo and I decided to write it down.

It happened back in the early spring of 2006.

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Arpasel-Vartopel (W-E), Fagaras.

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Location: Fagaras Mountains, Romania
Team: Silvia Murgescu & Catalin Pobega
Date: 14 May 2011

Arpasel-Vartopel is the most technical part of the main ridge of Fagaras Mountains. You can either climb it from West to East (as we did it, and it’s the most demanding) or from E-W.

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Peuterey Integral


Topo for Peuterey Integral you may find here.

Peuterey Integral was our big project for the summer of 2010. Jon Griffith inspired us with his film on Peuterey.

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Furcile -an epic route. Winter climbing in Bucegi Mountains.


Furcile (4A, 6-, 5+ A0) is the first “vertical” climbing route opened in Romania, Bucegi Mountains in the N face of Galbenele Wall (250 m height).  It was first climbed in October 1935 by 3 pioneers of our alpinism: Niculae Baticu, Ion Trandafir and Dan Popescu with only 7 pegs ! 

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