Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Serial climbing

Sambata s-a intamplat un eveniment pe care eu il asteptam in Brasov de multi ani: s-a deschis prima sala de escalada din oras ! Si nu una oarecare ci cea mai mare din tara la ora actuala. Eu le urez viatza lunga si va invit sa mergeti cu incredere la sala !

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Thanks God, the summer is over !

...Let's get riding !

Sambata am participat la Semimaratonul "Piatra Mare" cu bikeul, cursa ce s-a desfasurat de la Danbul Morii pana la Cabana Piatra Mare. Scopul a fost de a face poze concurentilor, dar vremea foarte urata a impiedicat o participare mai numeroasa. Doar cei foarte hotarati au venit sa concureze la zero grade. Astfel am avut placerea sa intalnesc cunoscuti pe care de obicei ii vad primavara, cand coboram vaile pe skiuri sau placa. Asadar iata-ma impreuna cu Bubulu, Horatiu sau Luca band un ceai la cabana si planuid continuarea turei: urcarea pa varf unde sezonul alb deja s-a instalat si coborarea pe la Tamina (eu si Luca) iar Bubulu are o continuare mai "alambicata": urcarea la Susai, apoi Predeal, apoi 3 Brazi, apoi Rasnoave etc... Eu in schimb ma grabeam la deschiderea noii sali de escalada din Brasov...

Asadar pozele mai jos, intr-un decor si cu temperaturi hivernale; cata dreptate aveam jos la Dambu Morii cand l-am intrebat pe Bubulu unde ii sunt skiurile ? Dar el era hotarat sa recupereze a doua zi, undeva in Bucegi...

Friday, September 19, 2008

there are canyons... and there is Maglia !!!

well, here it is the most visited and most renowned canyon in the Alpes Maritimes, and also in France, maybe even in Europe ! It is not the most photogenic one, but is surely has all you can dream in a canyon: a good water debit through the season, nice toboggans, a lot of jumps (some of them impressive), rappels (even one through a grotto), narrow swimming parts, even a little via ferrata part ! 4 hours of great descent !
And the most important, a nice group of buddies to go with ;)

Maglia on RandoOxygene

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Canyoning: Barbaira

This canyon is on the Italian side of the Alps, very close to the border and to the Mediterranean sea. It is an easy and very scenic canyon, quite short but very divers, with some magnificent jumps and narrow parts. The only "killer" thing is the approach, almost one hour on merciless sun, without no shade but full of sun beams reflections and humidity... To avoid doing this at noon ! Ah, and the tax... the italiens wants our moneys... :( But is far more pleasant to spent them in Dolce Aqua, the very impressive village downstream ;)

Here there are the pictures, in one of them you can see a viper eating a frog :D