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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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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