Winter mountaineering in Făgăraș Mountains, Romania
Moldoveanu Peak, 2-day climb to the highest peak in Romania
Winter Climbing in the Bucegi Mountains of Romania
Winter Mountaineering Weekend in the Carpathians
3-day Winter ascent on Lespezi (Caltun) North Face, Fagaras Mountains
Romania is home to some of Europe’s most stunning scenery. Heading out on a mountain climbing trip in the Carpathian Mountains yields incredible views of rugged peaks, verdant slopes and spectacular glacial valleys. It is also not an uncommon sight to come across medieval castles, while traversing Carpathian mountain ridges, which adds to the sense of adventure.
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Best time to visit:
May to September, but mani guides offer winter mountain climbing trips as well
What’s the weather like?
During the summer, the Carpathian Mountains offer perfect conditions for climbing. Average daily temperatures range from 13 °C to 18 °C. Temperatures tend to be a bit cooler during the autumn. The summer, however, is also the wettest time of year. Autumn both tend to be a bit drier
How to get there:
Any trip to Romania will likely begin with a flight into Bucharest Henri Coandă International Airport (OTP). You can get here via a direct flight from most major European airports. From here, it is easy and scenic to take a train up into the Carpathian mountains and on to your final destination
Since the Carpathian Mountains stretch throughout the entirety of Europe’s twelfth largest country, there are plenty of excellent mountain climbing adventures to choose from. At 2.544 meters in elevation and situated in the very center of the country, Moldoveanu Peak, is Romania’s tallest mountains and most popular mountain climbing destination. The most popular routes to its summit takes climbers over the Viștea Mare, which at 2.527 meters in elevation, is the country’s third tallest mountain. Negoiu Peak, which is located nearby to Moldoveanu in the Făgăraș Mountains, is Romania’s second highest mountain and another popular mountain climbing destination. Spending a long weekend in this part of the country should allow ample time to summit all three of the country’s tallest mountains. While summer is the most popular season for mountain climbing, many guides also offer trips in the winter. Winter climbing in Romania is ideal preparation for taking on higher and more difficult mountains elsewhere in Europe and the world
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