Greetings to all!
On the weekend of 20-21 February 2010, I was on a short ski tour in Bucegi mountains, with another 5 persons, from France and Switzerland, all of them working in Bucharest. We were really lucky with the weather, as usual 🙂 Saturday even if it was blue sky, the cable cars from Sinaia was not working because of the strong wind at 2000 meters high, so finally we arrived at Cota 1400, and from there we start to climb on skis and skins. The climb and the rest of the day was really nice, warm and sunny, and the last ski descent on Plaiul lui Pacala was nice. We arrived on Ialomita valley tired and burned by sun. Even if we were at 1600 m high, during the night we hear some rain drops, but next morning all was ok, and a little bit colder then the day before, so the snow was much better for climbing and skiing. We arrive back at Cota 2000 Sunday around 3 PM, and start to ski down to Sinaia. At ~1700 m high we realize how lucky we were with the weather, because below this altitude was cold and fog!
Below you may find some photos from this tour!
For me it was the second time that I went on a trip with Iulian. Like last time (when I hiked to the highest peak in Romania – Moldoveanu) everything was very well organized by Iulian. We enjoyed good weather, snow was maybe not so ideal (too wet and heavy the first day and too icy the second day), but at least we knew at the end of these two days why we were tired. The Bucegi mountains are ideal for ski touring – and it’s good to have a guide like Iulian who knows the region and prevents you from going in the wrong direction. We stayed the night in a cozy and clean chalet in Pestera which allowed us to have a well-deserved rest after the first day. On the second day the temperatures were much lower and we found out at the end of the day that below 1700m it seemed as if the entire day it was foggy, windy and really cold. Fortunately we stayed above this altitude most of the day.
Thomas Bubendorf, Zurich