Julian, Thanks so much for making this trip a great adventure, plus for the extra efforts you made on our behalf for taxis, accommodation and changes the plans. We would love to come back and experience more of Romania . We’ll look forward to the posting of your pictures.
Patrick and Suzanne Feeney, USA , July-August 2005… (>>>)
We spent eight enjoyable days in June with Iulian, hiking and touring in and about Brasov . It was our first trip to Romania . Our knowledge of the Romanian language is very little. With Iulian’s help, we were able to see more, do more, and go more places with less hassle, less confusion and more enjoyment. By knowing the area and the resources well, Iulian suggested alternatives to limitations imposed by the weather, our gear and our abilities. Iulian is value oriented and an effective negotiator. He is personable, helpful, and knowl… (>>>)
Reference for Iulian Cozma from Matthew LaCompte: My wife, Helen, and I had a great experience hiking and traveling with Iulian Cozma in Romania. We spent 8 days with him from May 27, 2005 until June 4, 2005. For the first 3 days we had a wonderful time hiking in the Fagaras Mountains. Iulian’s knowledge and expertise in the mountains were extremely impressive and he really made sure that we were comfortable and safe during our mountain hikes. He also discussed knowledgeably the flora and fauna we encountered. We were fortunate to see … (>>>)
I went ski-touring with Iulian in March 2005. We are a group of five, and after having climbed and skied mount Damavand in Iran we decided to look for some skiing adventure in Romania. One of us located Iulian through the internet, whereupon Iulian pretty much told us he could arrange everything and would show us the best skiing places. Not only did he guide us to the impressive Bucegi range, beautiful Balea Lake and Sambata valley for some terrific powder skiing (and I mean loads of powder!!) but Iulian told us a lot about his country, and s… (>>>)
We spent three days in the Piatra Craiului area despite heavy snowfall on the previous few days before our arrival which meant a lower level hike. The tour was well organised to include plenty of walking on different terrain. We walked through the town of Zarnesti followed by a steep hike through forests then across open hills towards the mountain chalet (Cabana Curmutura). At the chalet there were fantastic views of the Bucegi range in the distance and of Piatra Cruialulai close by. On the following day we hiked up towards Piatra Mica k… (>>>)
Nous remercions Iulian Cozma pour nous avoir guidés durant 6 jours à travers les Carpates méridionales entre Balea Lac et la vallée de Sambata. Voici le récit des jours que nous avons passés en compagnie de Iulian.
David Aubert & friends, France, february 2005 – TOUT LE JOURNAL – http://www.ski-roumanie.iweps.com… (>>>)
Highly recommended!!!! I recently moved to Romania from Sweden and I am a great outdoor fan. Having been skiing a lot in USA, Canada, Sweden and the Alps I was very curious about what the Romanian mountains had to offer. Unfortunately I quickly realized that it’s not so easy to access the more remote, mysterious places that Romania is so famous for. Luckily I found Iulian which proved to be more than an excellent guide. Not only because his great knowledge about the mountains and his great expertise when it comes to safety but also his gr… (>>>)
I went for my second time to Romania, in the Piatra Craiului & Fagaras Mountains with Iulian for the last 2 weeks of Feb 2005, and as the first time between Christmas and New Year in 2002 I was there it was in all great! We went to Cabana Curmatura in Piatra Craiului Mountains, for a couple of days, went climbing, and allthough the weather wasn´t perfect it was nice fore the climbing. Allso we went to Balea Lake in Fagaras Mountains and went for some climbing there to for 3 days. Between all this climbing we where in Ucea de Sus Village, at Iu… (>>>)
Having lived in Romania for almost a year, I decided it was time to get myself out of Bucharest and visit the mountains “properly”. So I found this wonderful website and requested a weekend tour. To my delight, a weekend tour was granted. 24 hours after arriving back in Bucharest, I am exhilerated. Not only is Iulian a very personable and fun chap to spend a weekend hiking with, he is a true professional in his work. Not only was he constantly finding the balance between finding me challenges and taking sufficient breaks, he provided a … (>>>)
In July 2004 we have been hiking in the Fagaras Mountains with Iulian Cozma for five days. Both my friend and myself are beginners in mountaineering and have almost no experience? except for skiing in well prepared skiing resorts in the Alps. To cut it short: from the organization and communication in the beginning to the actual trip, it was an absolutely fantastic and valuable experience. The first two days Iulian chose smaller and less difficult tracks for “warming up” and getting used to the mountains. Then we traversed from on… (>>>)