Romanian First Ascent of Makalu Date Climbed: May 12, 2008
On May 12th 2008 Alex Gavan became the first Romanian to summit Makalu. No O2 and no sherpa were used. 20 days since reaching the Hillary Base Camp to the summit. The team included also Romanian Mihnea Radulescu. Summit movie at www.cloudclimbing.ro
"All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night, in the dusty recesses of their minds, awake in the day to find that it was vanity. But the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dreams with open eyes to make it reality."