Valea lui Stan, ice climbing

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Sunday, 12 Feb 2012, together with Silvia Murgescu we headed towards Valea lui Stan for ice climbing. Valea lui Stan is situated in Fagaras Mountain, as you drive from Curtea de Arges to Lake Vidraru.  From the road (Transfagarasan) where you leave your car, is only 20 minutes hike to “Airplane” Ice fall. Here is where we spend our day, together with another team of climbers: George (Bivuacu) and Maria.

Here is a short film I did with George climbing the Airplane Ice fall:

Ice climbing Valea lui Stan from catalin pobega on Vimeo.

5 ice screws are enough, the ice-fall has around 20-25 m in height. At the top of the ice fall, there is a tree from which you can rappel down.

As the ice fall is not so wide in the upper part, and pieces of ice may fall down, 2 teams climbing in the same time is quite dangerous.
When it was my turn, I’ve climbed a little bit more on the left. Photos by Maria (thank you!):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos with Silvia climbing the same line:

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