Brasov Big Six in Winter

 

The Big Six in winter season is our special prize for peak baggers.

It is a unique circuit program created by us, meaning to reach the surrounding BIG SIX highest and most important peaks nearby Brasov.

In winter season, almost all peaks can be reached by skis or snowshoes in one long day, starting early morning from Brasov, if you are fit enough and know the safest/ shortest/fastest route.

The BIG SIX are:

  1. Tampa Peak (960m alt. D+ 420m), Postavaru Mts.;
  2. Magura Codlei (1.292m, D+ 665m), Persani Mts.;
  3. Postăvaru Peak (1.799m alt., D+ 780m ), Postavaru Mts. 
  4. Piatra Mare Peak (1.844m alt. D+ 1.200m), Piatra Mare Mts.
  5. Piscul Baciului/La Om Peak (2.239m alt., D+ 1.039m), Piatra Craiului Mts.
  6. Omu Peak (2.505m alt., D+ 1.800m), Bucegi Mts.

All peaks can be collected in six different days, some of them easier (including cable car), others harder, according to the chosen route.

The last two peaks from Bucegi and Piatra Craiului are the hardest and avalanche prone and must be reached only in good weather conditions.

Please feel free to contact us regarding this superb peaks collection.

Snowshoeing in Eastern Carpathians

snowshoeing. Harghita

Romanian Eastern Carpathians starts from Brasov to east, ending up in the north, at the border with Ukraine.

Less rocky compared with the famous Southern Carpathians, the Eastern range offers great winter adventures for those looking for remote areas with poor way marking system, where outdoor navigation (map and compass) is a must.

Recently we did some lovely snowshoeing tours in Harghita Mountains, the area with Romanian Hungarian native speakers, with their specific culture and traditions.

We found deep snow and fantastic forests, as usual!

Spanish friends in Carpathians

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As usual in the last years, a group of Spanish came at the beginning of December in Romania to enjoy the fresh snow during a two days trek on the north side of Bucegi Natural Park.

The trek started at 900m altitudine in Prahova valley and ended one day later high above 1.700m altitude. If the first day the whiteout had been omnipresent, in the second half of the second day we saw the blue sky…

Cold, white trees, emptiness and solitude, fresh snow, a remote and silent hut, hot wine around a wood fire…

How else could you start the new winter season?