luni, 30 martie 2009

Pe Creasta Rodnei: Cobasel, Rosu, Ineut

In seara de vineri, 13 martie, ne-am adunat 26 la cabana 'lui Dorel', langa tabara 'Valea Blaznei' din Rodnei:
Dinu si Marlene Mititeanu, Mihaela si Mihai Constantinescu, Flaviu Zapca, Ela Cotul, Adi Pop, Marcel Giurgea, Ioana Sarbu, Dragos Hazi, Cristi Chira, Dia Somogyi, Calin Floare, Giannini Iulius, Lavinia Tinca, Dana Zaharia, Sepetan Severus, Sergiu Labo, Claudiu Chiorean, Dragos Roncu, Marian Poara, Ana Ignateanu, Csaba Papp, Laurentiu Vezentan, Andi Diaconu si Mircea Munteanu.

Sambata dimineata am pornit pe o vreme destul de buna spre Vf. Rosu, unii pe bocanci, ceilalti pe schiuri.
Pe masura ce ne apropiam de creasta insa, vantul s-a intetit din ce in ce mai tare, iar zapada a devenit din ce in ce mai inghetata, combinatie ce a reusit sa puna la pamant cativa schiori.



Dupa o regrupare sub Vf. Cobasel, ne-am pornit spre Vf. Rosu pe acelasi vant puternic si avand parte de o vizibilitate din ce in ce mai scazuta. In ciuda conditiilor meteo, am ajuns intr-un final aproape toti pe varf (care s-a dovedit destul de neincapator), unde am avut parte de 'oficiile' de inmanare a carnetelor de membru CAR.





La coborare am avut parte de o zapada destul de buna: tare in creasta (dar nu chiar inghetata) si numai buna mai jos. Doar deasupra stanelor de sub Cobasel am avut crusta ce se spargea necontrolabil si care ne-a dat putin de furca.
Inainte sa ajungem la cabana ne-am mai oprit pe un versant la cateva exercitii de rapel cu asigurare in piolet si recuperarea acestuia.



Spre seara, ghidati de Cristi Chira, am mai descoperit cateva pante interesante de schiat in drum spre restaurantul de mai jos de cabana lui Dorel, unde ne-am adunat cu totii la o poveste, o ciorba sau un vin fiert.

Duminica vremea a fost mult mai buna, asa ca am amanat exercitiile de cautat victime in avalansa cu Pieps-uri pentru a ajunge din nou pe Vf. Rosu (da data aceasta cei 13 ajunsi aici avanad parte si de priveliste) si mai departe spre Vf. Ineut, pe creasta plina de cornise fotogenice.









Foto: Dinu Mititeanu, Marian Poara, Mircea Munteanu

vineri, 27 martie 2009

Invitatie la proiectie: VACANTA PE SCHIURI

In mult asteptata vacanta de Craciun 2008 si Anul Nou 2009,
asteptandu-i pe cei care il iubesc, Maria Sa Muntele si-a imbracat
protocolara hlamida alba de Cavaler al Ordinului "Mihai Viteazu". Cerul
era de un "albastru infinit". Schiurile, focile, claparii de tura,
rucsacii, corturile, primusurile, dar mai ale sufletele noastre mereu
flamande de Frumos, mereu doritoare de a sorbi din izvoare de sanatate,
asteptau cu nerabdare aceasta vacanta. Vacanta ce stiam ca ne va aduce
si cadouri care vor impodobi brazii nostri numiti "suflete"!
Maria Sa Muntele- in marea sa generozitate- dintre minunatele
peisaje-cadou pe care ni le-a oferit, ne-a permis -fara copyright- sa
va oferim cateva si voua. Sectia Universitara Cluj a Clubului Alpin
Roman va invita la proiectia de imagini din munti intitulata:

VACANTA PE SCHIURI

Partea 1-a: 140 de imagini in 19 minute din doua ture:

a.MUNTII APUSENI :Rogojel- Vladeasa -Padis-Arieseni.
Participanti: Laci Hermann, Ioana Sarbu, Dragos Hazi
Perioada: 27-29 decembrie 2008
b.MUNTII CALIMANI : Gura Haitii- 12 Apostoli- Pietrele Rosii- "Cetatea"
Tamaului - Vf. Pietrosu-V.Tarnita- Gura Haitii
Perioada: 31decembrie 2008- 2 ianuarie 2009
Participanti: Mihai si Mihaela Constantinescu, Dragos Hazi- Laci
Hermann.

Partea a 2-a : 225 de imagini in 32 minute din doua ture:

a. MUNTII APUSENI : Tura de Craciun pe culmea dintre izvoare
ale Somesului si ale Ariesului:
Muntele Baisorii- Muntele Mare- Balomireasa- Petreasa- Ursoaia-
Ocoale- Ghetar- Garda .
Perioada: 21-25 decembrie 2008
Participanti: Dinu si Marlene Mititeanu

b.BUCEGI si LEAOTA: tura de revelion pe traseul:
Babele- pasul Strunga- vf.Santilia
Mare- vf.Leaota-Satul Fundata
Participanti: Dinu si Marlene Mititeanu. In primele doua zile si
amicii Cosmin Munteanu si Liviu Beteag din BV.
Perioada: 20 dec 2008-1 ian.2009

Proiectia va avea loc marti 31 martie si va incepe la ora 20.10 in
Amfiteatrul "Gh.Bilascu" al Universitatii de Medicina si Farmacie ,
aflat langa Casa de Cultura a Studentilor, pe latura dinspre dinspre
Clinicile Universitare. Intrarea se face pe langa mesele florareselor
si apoi pe langa gardul Clubului Karma.

Pentru cei care nu pot sa participe si vor sa vada sau revada cateva
imagini , le pot gasi :

Din partea 1-a : relatare si foto la :
http://carclujuniv.blogspot.com/search/label/vladeasa si
http://carclujuniv.blogspot.com/search/label/Calimani

Din partea a 2-a patru albume la
http://community.webshots.com/user/dinu_mititeanu, iar relatari la
http://www.dinumititeanu.blogopedia.biz/ , capitolul "Articole recente".

Cu calda simpatie pentru toti iubitorii de munte,
Dinu Mititeanu

vineri, 20 martie 2009

Invitatie la proiectie: "Slovenia - Triglav" si "Fetele Retezatului"

Marti, 24 martie 2009, Clubul Alpin Roman - Sectia Universitara Cluj, va invita sa participati la doua proiectii, realizate de Dan Tautan:

Calatoria in imagini “Slovenia-Triglav”, ce cuprinde, pe parcursul a 22 minute, fotografii din muntii Sloveniei, dar si din alte locuri interesante ale tarii (Pesterile Postojna si Skocjan, orasele Ljubljana, Maribor, litoralul Marii Adriatice etc.)

A doua proiectie surprinde vizita la “Fetele Retezatului” in care, timp de 15 minute, puteti viziona trecerea de la ultimele urme de zapada la explozia rhododendronului, din jurul frumoaselor lacuri glaciare.

Proiectia va incepe ca de obicei la ora 20.10, in Amfiteatrul "Gh.Bilascu" al Universitatii de Medicina si Farmacie , aflat langa Casa de Cultura a Studentilor, pe latura dinspre dinspre Clinicile Universitare. Intrarea se face pe langa mesele florareselor si apoi pe langa gardul Clubului Karma.

luni, 16 martie 2009

Proiectie: "Expeditia Clujeana Khan Tengri 2008"

Clubul Alpin Roman Sectia Universitara Cluj va invita la proiectia de imagini cu titlul:

"Expeditia Clujeana Khan Tengri 2008"

Proiectia va avea loc marti 17 martie 2009 la Cluj-Napoca in Amfiteatrul Gh. Bilascu al Universitatii de Medicina (langa Casa de Cultura a Studentilor, pe partea dreapta) incepand cu ora 20:10, va fi sustinuta de Mihnea Prundeanu, Romeo Chira, Alin Corha si Cristina Pogacean.

Aici gasiti jurnalul expeditiei: http://gandurisimunti.blogspot.com

Va asteptam,
Cristina Pogacean

marți, 10 martie 2009

International skitouring camp in Komna, Slovenia

It was in December when we first heard of this camp. They posted it on the UIAA site in the Global Youth Summit category and we decided right in the moment we saw the announcement that we will have to participate. Mr Mihai Pupeza, head of the Romanian Alpine Club helped us with the registration and wished us good luck.

Two months later, on Saturday 28th February Catalina, Mihnea and me filled the car with 3 backpacks, skis and complete skitouring equipment. Since the highway tax in Slovenia is more than expensive we decided to drive through Austria then passing the mountains at Ljubelj pass and finally arrive to the meeting point at Savica waterfall near Lake Bohinj. Since the drive was very long we decided to camp one night just before climbing Ljubelj pass and found a very good camping place on a secondary road up in the mountains. Upon arriving to the meeting point on Sunday morning we figured out that Norwegians don't even need a tent for spending a night near the car: Anne, Astrid, Elisabeth and Tiril just laid their matresses and sleeping bags on the snow near the car and comfortably slept there.


Soon after meeting the others we sent all of our luggages and skis by cable car up to the Komna plateu and hiked about 2-3 hours up to Dom na Komni mountain hut. The hike presented almost a thousand meters in elevation but since the switchbacks were designed very intelligently with a very light ascent, we barely felt the climb. From Dom na Komni we carried our luggage an another 15 minutes to our hut at Planina na Kraju.

At this point I'd like to mention that Romania did not have too much snow this year. For example at the beginning of February the snow limit was at 1500 meters... thus no wonder that we were amazed for having 4 to 5 meters of snow at Komna! The first two floors of the hut were almost completely covered with snow, while the neighbouring house had only one meter of its roof visible. I should also mention that even the slovenian guys said that they haven't seen so much snow in the last 30 years.


The first day passed with preparations like finding your place in the hut, unpacking, getting around the house and eating the first meal of our chef, Vinko's excellent food. As a sidenote I'd like to mention a few words about Vinko: he's been the chef of the camp for more than 15 years, which means that every winter he spends 6 weeks up at the hut cooking for different groups and I also have to mention that I have never eaten so much and so good food up in the mountains and also I've got no idea how does he manage to cook every day soup, main course, dessert, dinner and bread for 25 people with keeping the quality so high.

On Monday morning we left on our first trip up on Kal peak, 2001 meters and Srednji Vrh, 1872 meters high. Very soon after leaving the hut we were faced with one of the biggest differences in the way how Slovenians and Romanians go skitouring: Slovenians are using ski crampons more frequently than we do, even on short climbs where we would not even think about them.

The next surprize was the landscape, which was not like anything else we have ever seen. Komna is a big limestone plateu filled with potholes, uneven terrain where you can barely find straight lines. The meadows are not flat, the slopes of the mountains have nonconstant inclination degree, everything is going up, down, up again, down again. On our way to Poljanica we had to ski down and climb out of several dolinas or traverse the very steep slopes surrounding them.


After taking a short break at Poljanica we mounted our ski crampons again and climbed about 400 meters up to the top of Kal, the skied down almost the same way. Pity that we did not see anything because of the fog... Back at Poljanica lunch, then climb up on Srednji Vrh where the fog started to go away and let us see some of Komna. The descent was stranger than I could have ever imagined: there were no long continuous slopes ever, but a succession of small hills having the descent side slightly longer than the the ascent side. This meant 20 meters of skiing and then 5 meters of climbing back on the next hill, then ski again - I did not count but I bet there were about 10 - 15 hills in the 300 meter descent. The whole scenery was very different than everything we've seen and it was kinda surrealistic, with all those small hills everywhere.

Tuesday we had slightly better weather conditions and our guides, Jure and Rok decided to hike Bogatin (1977 m). The hike also started with a 30 minute long valley filled with small hills and dolinas followed by a short hike and a long traverse under the peak. This was another difference in the Slovenian style of skitouring, that we engaged in very long traverses on very steep slopes instead of just climbing straight up on the main ridge and continue our hike from peak to peak.

After traversing the slopes under Bogatin we quickly climbed up on the ridge where we mounted our skis on the backpack and reached the top of Bogatin after a few minutes. Fog again, see nothing, but the descent was better than expected: a wide and steep slope covered with hard snow perfect for skiing. After lunch we found an other hill to ski down from and on our way to the hut a thick fog came again all over Komna and we could not see anything - we also got lost for a few minutes.

Wednesday morning a 20 cm fresh snow was waiting for us, and it just kept snowing like a crazy so after a short hike we decided to return to the hut because of the high avalanche danger. During a short stop Gogi showed us the norwegian way of testing the stability of the snow cover, while in the afternoon we learned about searching for victims buried in an avalanche. We tested using the avalanche radios (with other words: avalanche beacon, pronounced "avalanche bacon") by burying one of them in the snow and then trying to find where it is, then searching for the buried person or objects with the avalanche probe.


Since it snowed heavily Wednesday all day long it became obvious that we are not going to be able to do anything during the rest of the camp. Thursday was spent with playing around the house, building a fat snowman and playing on the funny track the Norwegians prepared for us. We also managed to clean the enormous amount of snow covering the roof of the hut. Friday the same, except that the weather got better and we could see the surroundings and the avalanches flowing on almost every slope. The special of the day was that thanks to Elisabeth I had the chance to try telemark skis on the neighbouring 10-meter-high hill. Telemark seemed very different than alpine skiing, it was a bit like flying on the snow - definitely loved it.


On Friday evening the avalanche risk was still very high and we were not sure if we would be able to descend on Saturday or we would have to wait an extra day, but the snow looked pretty good and we managed to get all of our luggage back to the cable car at Dom na Komni and ski down in the valley. After having the last lunch together we said goodbye to each other, hoping to see at least some of the people we met. And of course see Komna again, next time probably in the summer.

Catalina, Mihnea and Laci.

miercuri, 4 martie 2009

Invitatie la proiectie: "Deserturi si verticale in Vestul Salbatic, SUA"

Clubul Alpin Roman Sectia Univ. Cluj va invita la proiectia de imagini cu titlul:

"Deserturi si verticale in Vestul Salbatic, SUA"



Prezentarea va avea loc marti 10 martie 2009 la Cluj-Napoca in Amf. Gh. Bilascu a Univ. de Medicina (langa Casa de Cultura a Studentilor, pe partea dreapta) incepand cu ora 20:10 si va fi sustinuta de Mihaela si Mihai Constantinescu.
Cuprinde imaginile surprinse si povestea unei incursiuni de 3 saptamani in toamna anului trecut in deserturile, majoritatea parcuri nationale, din sud-vestul Statelor Unite (California, Arizona, Utah si Colorado), ocazie cu care am participat si la prima "Intalnire Internationala a Cataratorilor" organizata de Clubul Alpin American.