3-day Winter ascent on Lespezi (Caltun) North Face, Fagaras Mountains

Join Cristina, an IFMGA-certified mountain guide, for this 3-day winter ascent of Lespezi in the Fagaras Mountains. It's a tough yet rewarding climb in the heart of Romania!

Carpathian Mountains
3 days
Jan, Feb, Dec


  • Unique mountaineering objective tucked away in Romania

  • Explore the beautiful landscapes of Romania's Carpathian Mountains

  • Experienced guide with knowledge of the route


Explore the winter landscapes of Romania during this mountaineering trip to the summit of Lespezi!

At 2,516 meters, Lespezi is among the highest mountains in Romania. Located within the Fagaras, a range in the Southern Carpathian Mountains, this is a challenging climb with a tough approach and complicated descent, particularly during the winter when we can expect snowy and icy conditions.

We will meet at Balea Cascada, aiming for an early departure on the first cable car up the mountain. After arriving at Balea Lake and warming up with a cup of tea, we begin the trek to Caltun Refuge, which we expect to take 4-6 hours. Once we arrive at the rustic refuge, have a quick dinner before turning in for an early night.

We begin our summit push early the next morning, choosing our line up the wall based on conditions. After conquering the wall, we traverse a ridge to reach the summit. We then abseil back down to Caltun Refuge for our second night on the mountain. The following day, we descend back down to Balea Lake and take the cable car back down.

This is a tough climb that requires previous mountaineering experience and solid fitness. For super fit climbers, it is possible to complete the entire trip in 2 days if conditions are favorable.

Book now for a rewarding experience climbing to the summit of Lespezi as you discover the lovely alpine landscapes of this charming country!

Join me on other snowy adventures: 5-day ski touring program in the Carpathian Mountains, Climb the Freshfield Arete in a day, Tour Ronde, Mont Blanc, or 1-day Aiguilles Marbrées Traverse in Chamonix-Mont Blanc!




Caltun Refuge - a rustic shelter with no staff or amenities

Meeting point

Balea Cascada cable car