Author Archives: Cosmin Andron

First ascent of the SW wall of the Fourth Sister in Siguniang shan by Wai Wah Yip (UK/HK) and Cosmin Andron (Romania), June 2006. +400m, aprox. 4500-5000m alt (Also in Alpinist Newswire, AAJ 2007 and Shanye) Cosmin ANDRON (安龍) (Guangzhou, October 2006) It should have been a smooth ride. Not a walk in a park but nevertheless a smooth ride. And why not? I have been in the area three times before; I’ve worked three times before with our local contact person; we had pictures, timetable, objectives. Actually I was so certain that everything would go smooth that I even booked my flight for Romania departing the night following my return to Guangzhou. Why not? The summer holiday just started and I was planning on doing something interesting, relatively close to the beaten track, nothing too easy of course but nothing to taxing either. I am not the superstitious kind…

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TD (270m 6a, A0, M4) 4600m alt, Pilierul vestic, Banji Bei Feng, Qionglai Shan, Tibetul de Est FA: “ Cosmin Andron (RO) si Bob Keaty (USA), 29-31 Ianuarie 2006 English Summary: Transilvania Avenue 6a, A0, M4 Banji Feng North Wall FA: Cosmin Andron and Bob Keaty On 29-31 January 2006 Bob Keaty (USA – Shanghai resident) and myself have completed a route on the north face of Banji Feng North in Bipeng valley, Sichuan. Our intent was to climb the obvious central line of Banji Feng North but snow conditions made the direct approach to the desired line impracticable. We climbed therefore the west buttress and we spent three days and two bivouacs on the wall. We named the route Transilvania Avenue. Its total length is around 270m and we proposed the grades 6a, A0, M4. We did not encounter any utilisable ice on the route itself. We abseiled the…

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Well, blogging (I think this is a word on its own right by now) seems to be the fashion in the virtual world at the moment and a rather contagious fashion. I guess I could not resist the temptation of harbouring a place where I can randomly dump gems of wisdom and entertain both the illusion of conversation and the works of the mysterious little daemon of sharing thoughts and experiences.