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This is my backyard page for pre-publishment stage works. In other words, PERMANENTLY UNDER CONSTRUCTION!!! :)
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Zemplén Mountains
Zemplén Mountains


High Tatras

 
Vysoka, Rysy and Niznie Rysy - High Tatras
 

Biography of Dávid Frölich with his experiences in the High Tatras at the bottom of p176 and several other interesting non mountain-related things...

A Magas-Tátra feltárása

Zamkovského chata

Salvamont info

 
calimans 4
 

General emergency number: 112
National dispatcher: 0-SALVAMONT (0725-826668)

Salvamont Bihor | salvamontbihor(at)yahoo.com | 0359-436022
Salvamont Mureş | salvamont(at)cjmures.ro | 0729-988844
Salvamont Gheorgheni | 0724-212586
Salvamont Sibiu

A list - not known how up-to-date

Egyebek

Hiking

 
Gendarmes of Retezat
from Tău Porţii
 
Bucura valley
from Viorica lake
 
Hanging lake
Agătat lake and Poarta Bucurei ridge
 
Slaveiului ridge
Slaveiului ridge

First of all, let's mention that no marked trail leads to the summit of Judele (so, if you take the NP rules very strictly, it is not allowed to climb it). However, one of the marked trails crosses the Judele saddle, which is so near to the peak that temptation is hard to resist if you are not afraid of a little scrambling. The saddle can be approached in four possible ways:

1) Bucura Lake – Tăul Porţii - Ăgatat Lake – Şaua Judele

Difficulty: difficult
Time: 1.5 - 2 h
Level rising: + 400 m
Marking: blue stripe -> yellow stripe -> red dot

2) Bucura Lake – Ana Lake - Viorica Lake - Florica Lake - Ăgatat Lake – Şaua Judele

Difficulty: difficult
Time: 1 - 1.5 h
Level rising: + 400 m
Marking: red dot

Routes #1 and #2 merge by the well-hidden Ăgatat Lake, situated just below Turnu Porţii. From here a steep ascent follows up to Judele saddle - this part of the route is usually covered with snow until summer, and can be dangerous to tackle unprepared in such conditions.

3) Zănoaga Lake - Şaua Judele

Difficulty: moderate

Time: 1 - 1.5 h
Level rising: + ... m
Marking: red dot

4) Bucura Lake – “La Pintenul Slăveiului” – Creasta Slăveiului (Slaveiului ridge) – Şaua Judele

Difficulty: difficult

Time: 2 - 3 h
Level rising: + 550 m
Marking: blue cross, yellow dot, red triangle -> stone marking

Route #4 has unmarked parts, so the hiker must be prepared for some route finding. But this probably makes it even more interesting.

 
Judele peak
Judele from Judele saddle

Once you have reached the Judele saddle, take the obvious ridge (unmarked) towards the peak. The first section is wide and comfortable. When you reach the base of the summit, it gets more exposed (see the photo on the left). The safest route is a path on the western side of the ridge (the photo on the left shows the exposed eastern face), which is occasionally marked with stone piles. Soon you will reach the summit of Judele, marked with a wooden pole.

Eastern Carpathians

Is:
Pietrosu and Grohotu
Rodnei Mountains (Vf. Pietrosu) - highest crystalline

 
Ocolaşul Mare - Ceahlău mountains
Ocolaşul Mare, Ceahlău Mts
 
 Dripping Stone , Transylvania
Gurghiului Mts
 
Leaota
Leaota Mts

Calimani
Călimani Mts - highest volcano

Ranges of the flysch belt in detail:

Moldovan-Transylvanian subgroup Carpathian Bend subgroup
Moldovan ranges

Munţii StânişoareiBivolul1530
Ceahlău *Ocolaşul Mare1907
Munţii GoşmanCracul Geamăna1442
Munţii TarcăuluiGrinduşul1664

Transylvanian ranges

Munţii NemiraNemira Mare1649
Munţii Ciucului (S)Şoiul Mare1553
Munţii BodocCărpiniş1241
Munţii BaraoltGurgău1017


The northern part of Munţii Ciucului consists of crystalline rocks.
Munţii VranceiGoru1783
Munţii PenteleuPenteleu1772
Podu CaluluiPodul Calului1440
Munţii SiriuSiriu/Bocârne1657
Munţii Ciucaş *Ciucaş1954
Munţii GrohotişGrohotiş1767
Munţii Baiului (Gârbova)Neamţului1923
Munţii Bucegi *Omu2507


The Ciucaş, Baiului, Grohotiş and Bârsei (mostly limestone, see below) mountains are often grouped together as Munţii Braşovului. Likewise, the Penteleu, Podu Calului and Siriu mountains (along with the small Întorsurii and Ivăneţu mountains, which are neglected here) are often grouped together as Munţii Buzăului.


Ranges marked with an asterisk (*) in the above table are composed mostly of calcareous conglomerates (and arenaceous limestone) and boast scenic rock formations.
 
Romania
Bucegi
 
Ciucaş - Tigăile Mari
Ciucas
 
Romania
Ciucas

Spectacular limestone ranges and blocks:





COULD BE:
Pietrosu and Grohotu
Rodnei Mountains (Vf. Pietrosu) - highest crystalline

 
Lake St. Anna
Ciomat
 
 Dripping Stone , Transylvania
Gurghiului Mts
 
Ocolaşul Mare - Ceahlău mountains
Ocolaşul Mare, Ceahlău Mts

Calimani
Călimani Mts - highest volcano

Ranges of the flysch belt in detail:

Moldovan-Transylvanian subgroup Carpathian Bend subgroup
Moldovan ranges

Munţii StânişoareiBivolul1530
Ceahlău *Ocolaşul Mare1907
Munţii GoşmanCracul Geamăna1442
Munţii TarcăuluiGrinduşul1664

Transylvanian ranges

Munţii NemiraNemira Mare1649
Munţii Ciucului (S)Şoiul Mare1553
Munţii BodocCărpiniş1241
Munţii BaraoltGurgău1017


The northern part of Munţii Ciucului consists of crystalline rocks.
Munţii VranceiGoru1783
Munţii PenteleuPenteleu1772
Podu CaluluiPodul Calului1440
Munţii SiriuSiriu/Bocârne1657
Munţii Ciucaş *Ciucaş1954
Munţii GrohotişGrohotiş1767
Munţii Baiului (Gârbova)Neamţului1923
Munţii Bucegi *Omu2507


The Ciucaş, Baiului, Grohotiş and Bârsei (mostly limestone, see below) mountains are often grouped together as Munţii Braşovului. Likewise, the Penteleu, Podu Calului and Siriu mountains (along with the small Întorsurii and Ivăneţu mountains, which are neglected here) are often grouped together as Munţii Buzăului.


Ranges marked with an asterisk (*) in the above table are composed mostly of calcareous conglomerates (and arenaceous limestone) and boast scenic rock formations.
 
Ciucaş - Tigăile Mari
Ciucas
 
Romania
Bucegi
 
Leaota
Leaota Mts

Spectacular limestone ranges and blocks:

flagging

Romanian Piatra Craiului

German Königstein

Hungarian Királykő

Retyezat Overview Resummited

Instead of "Geography"

Granite, take away the High Tatras, is not a common rock in the Carpathians at all. But the bulk of the Retezat Mountains which sit between the Parâng group in the east and the Godeanu and Ţarcu mountains in the west is of granite. Were the Retezat Mountains just two hundred meters higher, they would be most likely as jagged as the High Tatras are. Hardly rising above 2500 m, the Retezat Mountains are no doubt gentler, however, the northern walls of some of their peaks house several fine rock-climbing routes at UIAA grade V (YDS 5.8) and over, not to mention a number of routes which are less demanding but no less fun.
 
Lakes of the Bucura valley
 
 
Gate Tower of Retezat
 
 
The northern main ridge of Retezat Mountains
 

The Retezat Mountains have 55 peaks over 2000 m and are probably the most prominent mountainous area in the Southern Carpathians (sometimes called "Transylvanian Alps"), covering almost 500 square km. Its average elevation is over 1500 m, with a quarter of its territory rising above 1800 m (and still rising in our days, by about 3.5 mm/year). Since the Retezat Mountains were sculpted by glaciers in the Pleistocene epoch, they are rich in beautiful, turquoise tarns and tumbling waterfalls. The biggest of the glaciers gouged the pits which have filled up with water and now shine as the lakes of Bucura Cirque. That longest glacier had a length of about 15 km, thus ranking longest of all in the Southern Carpathians. Due to mechanical erosion in periglacial climatic conditions, the highest terrain is almost completely covered with granite blocks and scree. Take caution when walking over this rubble – not only because the rocks are loose but also because the trail marks are more difficult to spot (more on the marking in the Routes section).
 
From Curmatura Bucurei pass
 
 
Sunset from Bucura lake.
 
 
On the way to Vf. Peleaga
 

The Retezat Mountains are made up of two parallel main ridges that run southwest to northeast and are connected by a short perpendicular ridge, thus forming a letter H. The east part of the mountains is lower than their west part. Also, the northern ridge is considerably higher than the southern ridge (Custura, 2457 m), which runs on the other side of the valleys of the Lăpuşnicul Mare and Bărbaţ rivers. Therefore it is the northwest part of the mountains - boasting the highest peaks and series of tarns (see next chapter) on both sides of the main ridge - that attracts the most visitors. The west part of the southern ridge (Piule-Iorgovanu) is mostly formed of limestone. This area, often referred to as "Little Retezat" (Retezatul Mic /Kis-Retyezát/) contains typical karst forms, such as narrow gorges and caves. The most interesting scenery can be found at a group of limestone rocks forming the summit of Piatra Iorgovanului (1997 m) in the southwest corner of the Retezat Mountains, where bears often roam at dusk or dawn. Limestone also forms the ridge of Oslea (1946 m) – the highest summit in the Vâlcan Mountains – rising south of Piatra Iorgovanului, across the Jiu de Vest River.
 
stanisoara valley
 
 
After the storm
Little Retezat
 
Lacul Lia
Oslea on horizon

Here a paragraph on winter may do.
Panorama from Peleaga
 

 
Spindrift
 
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Retezat- winter 2008
 
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The following table introduces the 7 highest summits in the Retezat ("peak" = vârful in Romanian, abbreviated to Vf.):
 
Peleaga peak and Tău Porţii
 

 
Papusa N face
 

 
Retezat north face
 

Images

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