A wonderful combination of good walking, interesting wildlife, spectacular scenery and culture. Iulian proved to be the best possible guide – thoughtful, selfless, organised and highly knowledgeable and informative. Don’t go to the Fagaras Mountains without him!
William Stock, England, August 2003, Fagaras Mountains main ridge, from Urlea Chalet to Bircaciu Chalet… (>>>)
Romania is the “Wild East” of skiing and Iluian is a great guide to explore it with. During my week there it snowed constantly- light, smoky dry powder that rivals anything I’ve skied in the Rockies or Alps. We had fresh tracks almost every day, whether skiing the trees at the resort of Poiana Brasov or exploring the back country of the Simbata Valley. The terrain is wild, the snow is fantastic and at the end of a hard day’s skiing you can relax over a meal of bear steak and wash it down with some of Iulian’s grandmother’s plum bran… (>>>)
As a professional photographer, I travel around the world visiting various locations to do photographic and journalistic work. I initially contacted Iullian and he was happy to help me through the planning stages of our trip, including weekly snow conditions updates. He was gladly waiting for us at the airport when we arrived! When travelling on these types of trips, we need knowledgable and flexible guiding so that we are able to find the best shooting conditions possible at any given time. We also travel with a lot of equipement and … (>>>)
Our trip to romania blew me away, i didn’t expect there to be such huge mountains, and great terrain to ride. our maountain guide iulian took us to all of the good places without any problems, he was great. we couldn’t have done it without him. thanks Iulian.
Mikey Rencz,Canada, BURTON team rider, february 2003… (>>>)
Recently, January 2003, BURTON team riders, Mikey Rencz and Donny Ellis visited Romania, accompanied by Senior photographer Jeff Webb, and Finnish Rider Tapio Kuusakoski, to do a story on Snowboarding in Romania, for Snowboard Canada Magazine. The trip was a success, and the story is amazing, here is what they had to say about this experience: ” Without Iulian Cozma, Mountainguide, our trip would have been a flop. Iulian new exactly where we needed to go, and got us there with no problems at all. Thanks to Iulian Cozma, Mountaingui… (>>>)
Eine Empfehlung: Mein Name ist Helmut Gargitter und bin hauptberuflich Bergführer. Ich organisiere Skitouren-, Kletter und Wanderreisen in der ganze Welt. Dieses Jahr war ich 2mal in Romänien unterwegs. Mein Begleiter war dort der junge Bergführer Julian Cozma aus Brasov. Zusammen mit ihm habe ich eine Skitourenroute ausgearbeitet die sich je nach Verhältnissen gut für Gruppen eignet. Diese Routen befinden sich an 2 verschiedenen Gebirgszügen der Südkarpaten. Jetzt im Herbst habe ich mit ihm noch eine Trekkingwoch… (>>>)
Hiking the Fagaras Mountains is like entering in a world of natural beauty. Even with an average altitude of only a little more than 2000 meters the mountains are sometimes rough. Beginning at the hilly part in the east, you sonly let the last trees behind you and reach the ridge, from where you can almost see (with a little imagination) the whole trail. Hiking the ridge trail is an extraordinary experience. On the right there are the steep valleys on their bottom you can see the mountain villages (in Romania the mountain villages are appa… (>>>)
We will never forget our wonderful trip to the Carpathains thanks to Iulian. We stayed four days with him, and he prepared everything in a way that our ski tours with him were perfect. We had a lot of fun, and enjoyed every minute we stayed together. He is a perfect Mountain Guide with an incredible knowledge of every single mountain, but he is much more than that: He is is a great cook, he can prepare nice and different plans plans adapted to the fitness of everybody, he even became my backpack porter when he felt I was too tired, and most of all, … (>>>)
I should begin by describing how I came to meet Iulian. I was travelling alone in Romania, and at this point in my trip I was at the beginning of a three-day hike in the Fagaras Mountains. We met at the Simbata Chalet. It seems that Iulian had been hired by two young men from France, and from what I understood through conversation with them, I learned that they had hired Iulian as a guide for the full duration of their trip in Romania. Iulian took care of all the planning, lodging and meals and on top of that, he had extensive experience hiking in t… (>>>)
I went in Romania during three weeks, in August and September 2001. I get in touch with Iulian by e-mail, and we planed the tour together. I decided to be with him during the first ten days, with a friend of mine.We agreed that all the accommodation, the meals and the information would be provided by Iulian. The first five days, we hiked in Fagaras mountains from chalet to chalet. During this trek, we rose to the higher pick of Romania (Moldoveanu peak, 2543 m).The five last days were devoted to visit the most interesting places of Transylva… (>>>)