We enjoyed a fantastic trip hiking the mountains of Romania with Iulian Cozma in September 2006. Others have documented the beauty and rewards of climbing in this region, our comments are about Iulian. Iulian is a true professional who knows the mountains of Romania as only one who has spent years hiking and climbing there can. The behavior of the climate, terrain, trail, light, wind, fog, ice, and water are dynamically in his grasp at all times. This, together with his understanding of the skill and condition of the people hiking with him, allows him to maintain a high level of safety. He’s a great teacher and we finished our trip better hikers, better photographers, and with a better understanding of Romanian culture and history. Thank you, Iulian!
Erika Schuster and Clay Biberdorf Portland, Oregon, USA – September 2006-Bucegi, Piatra Craiului,Fagaras and Retezat Mountains tour