Where I am allowed to hike and on which trails? Are there any restrictions?  How do I guide myself while on trail? How do I know if I am able to cope with the difficulties of a route? How do I know the difficulty of a route? These are reasonable questions every hiker who wants

As a thumb rule, troubles in the mountains happen not because the mountain is dangerous and unpredictable but because we either are unprepared or we are unprepared. So, in order to stay out of the trouble, we need to know in advance what are the risks we need to deal with on the mountain, to

If you take a look at the map of, lets’ say Central and Eastern Europe searching for the highest peaks of every country you will notice that Romanian Carpathians are towards the bottom of the list if not the least highest mountains. But hey, more mountains for less height sounds like a good deal in

You always need to document and plan a route wherever in this world the mountain is. In doing this you need to take into account a lot of factors which are generally applicable, on any mountain, but also the local factors, such us legislation, climbing culture, local systems, local weather patterns, etc. Here is some

Guesthouses, motels and hotels at the foot of the mountains are not the topic here. You will find them at the foot of every mountain. What we think of interest here is where you would sleep if you go hiking high in the Romanian mountains, summer or winter. Generally we can categorize the accommodation mountain

Campers are still a privileged species here in Romania. Except some easily identifiable locations, such as reservations and parks – which have their own rules you need to consult beforehand – and private properties, you may raise your tent in just about any location you might consider suitable for you. It does not matter if