Hike to Calimani mountains

Published by Sergiu Stoica Pro , 21 February 2009, 09h33.

Region: World » Romania
Date of the hike:17 February 2009
Hiking grading: T2 - Mountain hike
Climbing grading: I (UIAA Grading System)
Snowshoe grading: WT2 - Snowshoe hike
Geo-Tags: RO 
Time: 3 days
Height gain: 700 m 2296 ft.
Height loss: 700 m 2296 ft.
Route:Lunca Bradului-Meteo station Retitis-Lunca Bradului
Access to start point:Access to start point was by a 4x4 vehicle. After you pas Lunca bradului in the direction of Toplita, you make a left and brive from there some 10 km.
Access to end point:Is possible in the summer to reach there easy. In the winter is more difficult because of the deep snow and the fog.
Accommodation:No accommodation required.

This was a three days hike. We manage to drive on a mountain road from the city of Lunca Bradului to a point which is situated at 1400m. From here the climb was not very hard, but it was long. And because of the snow, which was deep (2m in some places), it was somehow difficult. We set our tent somewhere at 1700m where there was stil forest. We slept there one night. And in the morning we started to climb to the meteo station from peak Retitis. This climb was the moust beautiful. You need snow equipment, a map, and a compas, because we find there a dense fog, and the only way to navigate is by compas and a map. I attached a link to a map with the routes from Calimani mountains.

Hike partners: Sergiu Stoica


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