Retezat Mountains – The Carpathians

I have never been with so many people on a hiking trip. Around 50 people from CAR (Romanian Alpine Club) gathered for a memorial of a Romanian alpinist who lost his life in the Retezat mountains.

It’s late winter, February, you can see snow in the country just above 1500m altitude. Besides ice climbing and ski touring a one-day trip from Gentiana hut to Peleaga (2509m), the highest peak from Retezat, was scheduled. After a short training of the basic winter mountaineering skills we are ready to face the peak in one of the most beautiful days of the month.

Enjoy the pictures. 🙂

A part of the 50+ mountaineers group.
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This picture could well represent the mountain hiker’s separate world. While down there is no snow, but clouds and fog, here, were you feel cut off from the stressful every-day routine everything is shiny white 🙂
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The main ridge of the Retezat mountains. Peleaga peak in the back.
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The Bucura saddle – the main checkpoint for the northern part of the massive
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Retezat means “truncated” in Romanian and these mountains were named after this peak with the same name and truncated top (2482m)
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Ice-climbing near Gentiana hut
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Daniel, Cipri, Alin, Titi, Radu, Nicoleta, Diana, Mihai, Alex and me
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Usually when I'm in the mood I write 'Biographical Info' about me. Maybe next week.
Of course, with a backpack.

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