I was born on November 17th 1978 and lived all my life in Zărnești, a small mountain town at the foot of Piatra Craiului Mountains (considered to be the Pearl of the Carpathians), in Romania. For over 20 years now, I am a professional mountain rescuer, a mountain guide, and, since 2007, a ski instructor. Time and the experience I’ve gathered in my profession pushed me further into climbing more mountains. For the last 10 years, in the summer and in the winter, I dedicate a month per season to the National Mountain Rescue School, where I am an instructor
Nature, photography, mountain sports (ski mountaineering, climbing, mountain running, mountain biking), animals (I have 4 dogs and an aquarium), music.
• "82+", my soul project, that I started in 2005 and that became my lifestyle. It encompasses all the 82 peaks above 4000m from the Alps, but not only. For sure this project will not have an end, but will continue as long as it can. • From the experience I’ve gathered from La Grande Course, I created the first and only Romanian ski mountaineering competition, with a similar profile as the races from the circuit La Grande Course: The Skitrab Trophy Romania, a 2 days team competition in Rodnei Mountains. This was made possible with the help of Lucian Clinciu, my mentor, friend and a Romanian ski mountaineering pioneer. A future project that is on my mind is to return to high altitudes expeditions, but on skis.
I used a lot of skis throughout the years. I remember my first touring skis that had “wire” bindings and holes at the top and tail. In 2017 I bought a Skitrab Gara LiRace, that I’ve used in competitions, expeditions (in Thian Shan, Kyrgyzstan), parts of the 82+ project, a Haute Route via Valsorey, Ever since I am in the Skitrab family, where I somehow found my peace of mind, I've skied with PowerCup, WordCup, Maestro 2.0 and Ortles, all of them with Skitrab bindings and skins. The combination is perfect for me and each of them has its role and importance in my tours, both in the Romanian Carpathian Mountains or beyond.
For me any completed project will never be one I will not return to…