About

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I am a simple guy in love with nature at its best: Mountains. To me, they are the pinnacle of freedom. Mountains are for those who embrace  their grandeur and rawness. They can model a character. Mountains can bring you down with a swift wind, should they choose to, yet you always return to your concrete jungle with a special feeling in your heart and soul. Mountains are Mother Nature at her best.

I have discovered mountains at an early age, during hikes with my parents. Since then, outdoor activities have become my chosen way of life. For the past few years, leaving the city for a climb or for a walk in the woods have been my weekly bread and butter. I have trekked extensively in the Carpathian Mountains in Romania, in regions such as Rodnei, Rarău, Ceahlău, Hăşmaş, Bodoc, Baraolt, Vrancei, Penteleu, Podu Calului, Siriu, Tătaru, Ciucaş, Grohotiș, Baiului, Piatra Mare, Postăvaru, Bucegi, Leaota, Piatra Craiului, Perşani, Iezer-Păpușa, Făgăraşi, Cozia, Buila-Vânturarița, Căpățânii, Cindrel, Parâng, Șureanu, Vâlcan, Retezat, Mehedinţi, Cernei, Trascău, Metaliferi, Bihor, and the hercynian Măcin.

With bicycle touring, I learnt how man can embrace nature and live along it. Many rural areas in Romania stand proof of this. Bicycle touring opened my eyes to a world where man is not the enemy, but a servant of almighty forces of the beautiful nature.

I am a certified Mountain Guide and Tour Guide (license no. 5921/2017) and an aspiring member of SGLM – Societatea Ghizilor și Liderilor Montani, an UIMLA affiliated professional association. My guided tours include trekking and snowshoeing in the Carpathians, alpine hiking and climbing in Bucegi and Piatra Craiului mountain ranges, mountaineering and bicycle touring through authentic rural areas in Romania. Also, I can also assist with photo tours and workshops.

Furthermore, I am certified in First Aid & CPR, thus offering safety and security during your outdoor adventure.

Stories of nature can only be felt and lived by oneself. You must be there, in the Mountains, in the Forests and on its trails. Get inspired with a wide range of outdoor adventures or create your own story. If you’re looking for advice or need guiding for your adventures in Romania, on hiking gear or trails, mountaineering or bicycle touring, I would love to chat.

 

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