Valea Albă (White Valley) - Bucegi mountains

My first real climb with rope and harness, summer of 1991. I remember that the valley still had a lot of old snow.

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yatsek

yatsek - Jan 20, 2010 5:34 pm - Voted 10/10

Fine Vintage Photo

Ha ha - it was just a couple of years after I first crossed the Iron Curtain (which was about to fall), went to a shop selling climbing gear and bought 2 (two) meters of rope and a sleeping mat (I was a high school teacher then and earned about 20 dollars per month). :)

andreeacorodeanu

andreeacorodeanu - Jan 21, 2010 1:13 am - Hasn't voted

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Thank you Yatsek! :) I remember so many nice moments from then even was hard cause I didnt had any gear or money but I was so young and with so many dreams.

yatsek

yatsek - Jan 21, 2010 4:06 am - Voted 10/10

Re: Fine Vintage Photo

If you don't mind my asking:) - how old were you here in this picture?

andreeacorodeanu

andreeacorodeanu - Jan 21, 2010 4:12 am - Hasn't voted

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I dont mind :). I had just 13 years old... I was just a kid living my first experience in the mountain, seeing it with different eyes. Till then I done just some easy trekks with my family and one or two with friends.

yatsek

yatsek - Jan 21, 2010 2:30 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Fine Vintage Photo

That's a pretty early start. Any other climbers in your family?

andreeacorodeanu

andreeacorodeanu - Jan 22, 2010 3:51 am - Hasn't voted

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Well my father liked mountains a lot and hiked something not too much but my uncle he climb a lot in our mountains when he was young. Even my grandfather (I didnt met him, he died pretty young) he done many crazy things, he liked adventure and travels. Well my uncle took me a few times with all the family but I start seriously by my self. Maybe is genetic????????????

yatsek

yatsek - Jan 22, 2010 4:24 am - Voted 10/10

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I'm pretty sure it is, seriously.

lcarreau

lcarreau - Mar 17, 2010 6:19 pm - Voted 10/10

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This is a really nice picture.

Nobody in my family were climbers, or even
very serious hikers. I was the black sheep of
my family.

I guess I could have "went places," if I
had migrated to the East, but I also had
very little money when I was growing up.

Great picture, Andreea !!!

andreeacorodeanu

andreeacorodeanu - Mar 17, 2010 6:38 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Fine Vintage Photo

Thank you so much!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Harryk

Harryk - Oct 26, 2012 3:35 pm - Hasn't voted

nice pic

It's so nice to hear your story about how you started. I didn't start climbing intil I was 19 but the seeds were sown when father took me to Europe and the Alps when I was 11. I still remember wanting to go to the top even then. My father was not athletic or outdoorsy at all, all the outdoor things I did on my own. Sounds like you caught the bug early and are still at it.

andreeacorodeanu

andreeacorodeanu - Oct 27, 2012 12:19 pm - Hasn't voted

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Thank you Harry for telling me your story! I choosed it by myself also :)! Thanks a lot for your nice comment and btw I love your "Climbing in the eighties" album :)!!!!!! My best, Andreea

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