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bruno baschungsouth east route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2017

bruno baschung

I climbed the South east route (Valea Rea). this route is quite direct and popular starting at 1410m. You have to drive approx 35 km on an unpaved dirt road (but doable at slow pace with a normal car unless it rained a lot before, of course, much better with a 4WD). It takes apoprox 1h30/2hrs dribving from slatina. Dont' follow another dirt road before being actually sure to follow the valea rea road.

the climb is quite straightforward from the end of the road whre you leave your car. the steepest part is approx 15mn after the start with a direct 550/600m steep part on a good path, then you arrive in a glacial cirque from where you join the ridge. You have the option walking 380km on your right to join vistea mare refuge (only 12 people can sleep there, so bring sleeping bags anyway, plus a tent in case it's full or you arrive late) or to attemps direct Vistea Mare. after a short way down, just follow with abit of care the ridge before reaching Top of Romania.

a very nice place

The approach from Balea Lac is perhaps more spectacular but much much longer, what is to be considered especially if weather is unsettled since you'll be expposed to thunderstorms on the ridge. hence the South east route is safer and more direct (approx 3.2 km in direct line from parking area, compared to more than 10 km from Balea lac).

bruno baschung
Posted Aug 30, 2017 3:27 pm

bobbyfmFrom Balea Lake  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 21, 2010


The end of a beautiful 4 day trekking in Fagaras.
Posted Oct 4, 2016 11:22 am

KundrtMain ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 29, 2012
Nice. +mountains Negoiu, Šerbota and Laitel
Posted May 19, 2013 2:12 pm

CoreyBurbaMain Ridge Crest  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2010


Summited Mt. Moldoveanu while hiking the main Fagaras Ridge Crest from Turnu Rosu to Victoria. The most exciting parts were around Vf. Negoiu, Strunga Dracului and Custura Saratii. Definitely one of the best hikes of my life!
Posted Jul 8, 2012 9:06 am

Andrew RankineClimbed from Balea Lac in a day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 14, 2012

Andrew Rankine

Long day, 24 miles and 7300 feet of gain for this one. My dad was very sick and it slowed us down on the way back...started at 5 am got back at 10 pm.
Posted Jun 20, 2012 12:19 pm

markthejockMoldoveanu from Cabana Podragu  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2004


Hiked up with Rich Marsh who gave up less than an hour from the top. Continued up to the summit in cloudy weather and then headed back down via the Cabana to town the same day.
Posted Feb 19, 2012 6:58 am

PUCHMANFirst the Europe's Highpoints  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 5, 2000


during the walking over Fagaras mountains
Posted Nov 19, 2011 5:19 pm

fubar7500Top of Romania  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2005


as walking over Fagaras mountains..
Posted Jun 8, 2011 3:36 pm

mthomasPart of hiking the crest of the Fagaras Mountains  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 10, 2010


Traversed the crest of the Fagaras Mountains over 5 days from Cabana Poiana Neamtsului to Cabana Valea Sambetei. Intermediate nights were spent at Cabana Negoiu, Balea Lac, and Cabana Podragu. We probably only saw the sun for 20 minutes over the 5 days. There was some snow on the ground, lots of wind and cold weather, and the summit day, we were rained on all day long. However, it was a very enjoyable traverse despite the weather. I highly recommend that you stay in the cabins. They are welcoming, the prices are very reasonable, the cabin keepers speak good English and German and what better than a warm meal and a cold beer after a long hiking day! By staying at these cabins, you help support them as they are now privately owned and receive no support from the government. With many people staying in tents, the cabins have a hard time keeping up with even maintenance expenses and they are rapidly deteriorating, which is a real pitty.
Posted Sep 19, 2010 12:08 pm

andreeacorodeanuSolo   Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 27, 2010


A part of the ridge, from Negoiu to Sambata. From Capra lake I hiked the ridge alone. When I sumitted Moldoveanu I had the best sunny beautiful day :). I didnt had batteries for my camera but I took a summit pic to my puppy with my cellphone lol. More many foreigners there than romanians :).
Posted Aug 31, 2010 4:04 am

attimountCreasta  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2000


hehe ce vremuri frumoase
Posted Jul 4, 2010 7:34 pm

mibuLong time ago  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 2, 1997


Peak climbed once in the winter (via normal main ridge route Cab. Sambata - Moldoveanu - Balea Lac) and once in the summer (complete main ridge Cab. Sambata - Moldoveanu - Negoiu - Turnu Rosu)
Posted Nov 2, 2009 6:50 am

SzaniUherkovichFrom Kisvist  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 17, 2005


From village Kisvist (elevation 644 m ASL), through the peak Nagy-Vist, to Moldoveanu. Back on the same day. The total elevation of the tour was 1900 m, with a length of 27 km.
Posted Jun 13, 2009 3:30 pm

eje138Route climbed: Orzanele valley - Vistea - Moldoveanu  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2000


Later (Aug 8, 2005) I climbed it again as part of a Fogaras main ridge trekking (Baraka).
Posted Mar 1, 2009 12:24 pm

andreeacorodeanuRoutes climbed  Sucess!


From Valea Sambetei-Vistea-Moldoveanu.
From Podragu.
In winter of 2008 I tried two times to climb it and I couldn't cause of the bad weather and avalanches but I will try again and next year :D.
Posted Nov 13, 2008 9:34 am

HansGFrom Podragul  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 25, 2007


End of very beatifull trip (From Refugiu Suru to Moldoveanu) and descent in a thunderstorm.
Posted Nov 5, 2008 2:41 am

damgaardclouds  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 20, 2002


Climbed the top on a 5 days E-W trip along the ridge. Clouds and only low visibility. Stayed 20+ people in the small refuge below the top!
Posted Oct 23, 2008 2:48 am

spellbinderon the top  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 27, 2008


main range trekk
Posted Sep 8, 2008 7:05 pm

yatsekSouth Carpathians Traverse  Sucess!


August 1978, while doing the 2nd part of our four-week trek: Piatra Craiului - Fagaras - Capatini-Paring - Retezat.
The Fagaras was fantastic but terribly windy. Seems typical of this range.
Posted Aug 27, 2008 6:12 pm

DzikuNice mountains  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 31, 2006


Very special trip. One day on the top of Moldoveanu. Next day at the Black Sea :).
Posted May 26, 2008 2:46 am

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