Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Malaiesti is Magic !

In the second day of Easter we were about 10 people, 100% Brasov, going up to Malaiesti valley for a ride (5 of us) or for a walk. Great weather and very big snow gave us one of the best days of this winter, and, for sure, the best snow-scape I've get in the last months. And I am also sun-burned !

This is the valley and the future hut:



Another type of turism, less ecological:


Thinking about heliski:


Going up for a ride:



It is hard to advance in the big, hard snow, and outside it is very hot:


Promises of a great free ride session:


Still going up:


Impressive "Scara":



Upwards it is not too steep for us:



So we took leftside, finding a shadowed corridor:



Nice ridge in "Bucsoiul":



Malaiesti tower, on the left the corridor was our target:



Great mountain, great sky:


Vali says hello to you !


Ready to take-off:


Quite hard snow in that zone:


Snow-shoes walkers, (adica rachetzi):



We did another descent, higher up in the valley:



Foot path, ski path, snowboard path:



Avalanches from Bucsoiul, arrived up to the Malaiesti refuge:



Our traces, great mountain set-up:



Down on the valley, there were a lot of natural kickers, you could spend a whole day down there:

Bottom-line: low avalanches risk, altought very much snow, but on the mountain faces the snow was thin, and very big cornishes up on the mountain: it was impossible to ascent towards the high plateau (hornurile Malaiesti). It is worths to stay a couple of days at Malaiesti refuge and to ride down all the valleys and faces of the area. It is more impressive and less populated than Balea.

1 comment:

Samir Mandu said...

Fain blog. Excelente fotografii :) Bafta la multe drumetii d'astea!