Category: snow

Ski touring in Macedonia republic, Popova Sapka

I meet the group on spring of 2011, when we enjoy a ski trip in Romania, Bucegi and Fagaras mountains. The few years after we enjoyed another ski tour together in Bulgarian mountains, Rila and Pirin. As some of them confess, was one of the best tour they ever did. Weather was nice, snow was great, over all a great experience.

Now we were skiing for few days in Shar mountains, at Popova Sapka in Macedonia republic. Despite the poor snow all over Europe, we were lucky with enough snow and beautiful blue sky. Also, a walking tour in the capital cit… (>>>)

Revelionul de la Cabana Barcaciu, din Muntii Fagaras

Tura la coltari, soare, destul de frig, mancare gustoasa, bautura pe saturare si o gasca misto. Cam astea au fost ingredientele revelionului din 2013, pe care l-am petrecut la cabana Barcaciu, in Muntii Fagaras.

O parte dintre noi a ajuns la cabana pe 30 decembrie dupa amiaza, iar restul seara, pe la 8. Dupa bucuria revederii cu ceilalti, am fost primiti de Nea Petre si Mihai cu zambetul pe buze si cu o ciorba ca la mama acasa: gustoasa si calda. Mai aveam o singura zi din 2013, asa ca ne-am gandit sa o petrecem facand o tura pe creasta. Initia… (>>>)

Christmas in Ucea de Sus village, Fagaras county, Transylvania

My dear friends, It’s been a wonderful year and I was lucky to meet great people coming for ski touring, hiking and walking in Romania.

Christmas is one of the most important holidays in Romania and maybe the most beautiful as it’s celebration differs depending on the regions.  As you know, my family is original from Transylvania (“Ardeal”) – Ucea de Sus village, just at the base of Fagarasi Mountains.  Here, the Christmas tradition is very important and maintained for hundreds of years. On the Chr… (>>>)

Snow walking in Transylvania

It was freezing cold and pouring with rain the day I met Antonia and Annabel in the city center of Brasov. We were to discuss about our scheduled trekking tour up in the Carpathian Mountains and the weather wasn’t looking very promising.

I was in for a nice surprise. The two former Oxford students would not be put off by a few drops of rain, even if they hoped for a nice, warm, sunny autumn – as anyone would expect for an early October in Romania. It’s true that there weren’t just a few drops, but quite plenty, and not r… (>>>)

Vater und Sohn Expedition durchs Fagaras Gebirge

Ein unvergessliches Erlebnis war für uns die 3 Tagestour durchs Sambata Tal auf den Moldoveanu Gipfel. Es begann damit, dass Julian mit uns professionell für die Expedition einkaufen ging und wir den Inhalt unserer Rucksäcke überprüften. Zum Glück, denn wir konnten gemeinsam noch überflüssiges Gewicht reduzieren. Das war auch nötig, denn  der erste Tag , Aufstieg von 1800 Höhenmetern bis zum Refugio auf dem Portita Vistei Sattel auf 2310 m war ganz schön anstrengend. Unvergessliche Ausblicke über weite Täler,… (>>>)

Schweiz SAC Rossberg Senioren Skitouren und Kulturreise in Bulgarien

I was skiing first time in Bulgarian mountains back on 2009, with a Swedish group. I meet first time for a ski tour in Romanian mountains, and then we went to Bulgaria for another week, but three years later. More or less was the same on this situation. We skied in Romania on 2011, and on this year we went together for a ski tour in Bulgarian mountains, Rila and Pirin mountains, climbing the highest peak in Bulgaria, Musala peak at 2925 m high.

We were there for 10 days, enjoying skiing and some cultural visits. We were very lucky with the first p… (>>>)

Ski touring trip in Romania, Bucegi mountains

Sheila was having something for what some of us just dream, one month ski holiday in Europe. Well, I can start this story back in 2009, when we start to talk about Romanian mountains, traverse of Fagaras main ridge. in Summer of course. After two years, in September 2011 we did the Fagaras main traverse, in just 5 days, excellent tour. You may see the photos here. Well, after the hike we did in Fagaras, and why not, after the photos from my ski touring tours I send to Sheila, she decided that one week from the four weeks skiing holiday in Europe, … (>>>)

Sci alpinismo in Romania, nelle montagne dei Carpazi

Sono arrivate 11 persone. Dal Ticino, la parte italiana della Svizzera, là, dove, secondo me ,si “mangia” lo sci con la cioccolata Milka  o sul pane. Eppure sono venuti nei Carpati romeni per provare la neve, per vedere come si sta da noi.. E hanno visto…Cosi come ha detto Hildi, una signora del gruppo.”Adesso capisco perché la gente viene da voi a sciare “. Queste parole dopo una discesa attraverso la neve fresca  su Cocora nei monti Bucegi, dove aveva nevicato la notte prima (40 cm). Neve fresca, fine, fredda, giusta pe… (>>>)

Ski touring in Ciucas mountains

Some people do not even look for ski tour in Ciucas mountains,the are not so big, not big skiing there, and in a way is true. But even taking in consideration this facts, a ski touring day there offer very nice skiing, on lovely landscapes. Slopes are not so big, maximum 200 m difference, but the quality of the snow is one of the best in the region.

Iulian… (>>>)

Powder skiing in Poiana Brasov ski resort

Second day of powder skiing in Poiana Brasov ski resort. Winter came here fast and rich in snow, so it will be a great ski season. Last night we get -18 Celsius in Brasov, and Sunday the weather forecast is good, more snow 🙂

Enjoy skiing, Iulian… (>>>)