Scrambling in Carpathians

We opened the scrambling season in Romanian Carpathians!

Day tours from Bucharest or Brașov for small groups (1-3 persons) willing to challenge themselves in the mountains.

Please contact us for details.

Scrambling is “a walk up steep terrain involving the use of one’s hands”. It is an ambiguous term that lies somewhere between hiking, mountaineering, and rock climbing. The romanian equivalent term is ”carpatism”.

Scrambling is a very popular activity in Romania, mostly in Bucegi and Piatra Craiului Mountains which are close to Brașov and Bucharest. Most of the trekkers who want to do more exposed treks without going in climbing or mountaineering area, are starting to practice scrambling.

UIMLA badgeIn Romanian Carpathians, both Bucegi and Piatra Craiului Mountains offer lovely scrambling routes. Some of them are easier than the others and all routes can be divided in two main categories:

  • steep narrow and rocky alpine valley (couloirs);
  • horizontal grassy ledges hanging high above the abysses;

Dried season, without snow, is the best time for scrambling in Romanian mountains and the normal season starts in June and ends somewhere in November.

Most of the routes can be done from the valley in one summer day and require a good level of fitness, the average height to climb being around +800m/1.000m.

A minimum climbing equipment and knowledge is a must, for obvious safety reasons.

We organize different scrambling tours, according to our clients skills and fitness with national and international qualified guides.

Renting equipment available also!