I spent my 08/09 New Year in the mountains, back home in Romania and re-learning how to ski. In the break i managed to put up what might be two first ascents in the Rodnei mountains. I called them ‘Cow’ and ‘Chicken’ for no better reason that the cartoon song was torturing me since we left Baia Mare city. The style was ground up, onsight, free solo – albeit at modest grades. fun has been had and some little avalanches sprinkled in to make it spicy.