It was Angus’s turn to organize a hiking trip for his friends in 2016, and following a tradition of exploring less popular destinations, he opted for a trip to Romania to hike up the highest peak in Fagaras mountains. Up till now they went in self-guided tours, but going for a guided tour in the Romanian Alps proved to be a really great idea. The weather turned quite bad up at more than 2000m, with low temperatures, first snow of the year and disturbing winds. The initial plan, going from Sambata all the way to Balea Lac, had to be abando… (>>>)
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This one of those tours what can be described very easy, but photos will do. Was a calm tour from all points of view, weather, pace, talks and landscapes. We start from Valea Sambetei and ended in Ucea de Sus village, hiking of of the most nicest part of Fagaras mountains, the main ridge from Sambata to Podragu, and Tarata north ridge. Even was almost end of July, plenty of Rododendron flowers surrounding us, blue sky and nice atmosphere. We spent last day swimming in Victoria’s town beautiful swimming pool, eating fish eggs on a fish farm, … (>>>)
Zwischen 21 Februar und 01 März war eine Schitourenwoche geplant mit Günther, Franz, Hubert und Bartholomäus – Bascht vom Bergrettungsdienst Pongau (sehr fit und erfahren –deswegen noch mehr Spass gehabt). Fast überall in Europa waren dieses Jahr die Schneebedingungen nicht ideal. Und bei uns hat die Tour genau unter diesen Bedingungen angefangen.
In den ersten zwei Tagen zwischen unseren Touren mit mehr oder weniger Schnee, mit Schierntragen oder fahren haben wir über Laublawinen geplaudert und wie wichtig es wäre … (>>>)
I’m not sure how to say this, but sometimes words are not enough to describe the pleasure of meeting some people or, even more, taking tours on the mountains with them. I was speechless after I met Arnon and crossed most of the Fagaras ridge with him, in just two days. I did this tour many times before, not as fast as now, but I enjoyed it every single time! I was speechless to see how much a person can enjoy a tour like this and how much fun such a tour can be!
First, I planned this trip together with Tiberiu from Bucharest, who said he was fit enough f… (>>>)
Eileen came from Switzerland to Romania tracking back family roots and trails. Her grandfather started his love affair with the mountains in Fagaras, in Sambata and Vistisoarea area, following his passion later in life up in the Swiss mountains. Eileen wanted to see with her own eyes where it all began, so, together with her friend Yves, they asked us to plan a ten days trekking tour in Romania.
We started near Brasov, in Piatra Mare, and made our way towards Fagaras via Bucegi and Piatra Craiului. All along the way we visited sheep farms… (>>>)
Last year, on July 2010, I hiked with Christian from Stuttgart on the Fagaras main ridge, from far East to Podragu hut, on Central part of Fagaras mountains. We did this hike camping on a tent on the main ridge of Fagaras for 3 days. I can say the weather was not as we expected, was raining all the time, but even like this we climbed Moldoveanu peak, and we enjoy some tough hikes.
This year, on July 2011, Christian return to his favorite mountains, Fagaras mountains, for another challenging tour. This time we had great weather. On this year hik… (>>>)