With three decades spent doing mountain sports and a decade guiding or teaching climbing my specialty has become guiding in technical terrain whether at sea level or in the greater ranges. Please feel free to contact me for trips involving trekking, climbing, skiing or expeditions. I also run climbing courses (rock, ice, mixed and alpine), ski touring and winter safety workshops as well as self rescue in vertical terrain clinics mainly in the Alps, where I am currently based, the Carpathians, my home mountains, but also in any other ranges. The Austral summer season sees me some years in the Southern Alps of New Zealand.

Regular climbs from sport to multi-pitch and alpine terrain are charged on per-day rates plus expenses while expeditions are charged on a flat rate based on the size of the group and the destination.

I have a very strict policy on guide-to-guest ratios for all types of terrain and these are clearly explained prior to engagement. For multi pitch climbs it is usually 1:1 and it never exceeds 1:2. For single pitch venues (especially on instructional outings) it never exceeds 1:4. Higher ratios are possible with the hiring of additional guides and only following prior arrangements. For treks and ski tours the ratios are more generous but depending on the terrain and/or the group’s experience.

I am comfortable in using for guiding purposes the following languages: English, Romanian, French and Italian and for teaching purposes English and Romanian.

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I have guided countless treks, rock and ice routes as well as ski trips in the Carpathians, the Alps, the Himalayas and many other mountain ranges around the world as well as peaks in Europe and Asia.

Expedition-wise I have guided, among others, the following peaks: Mount Aspiring (Tititea) 3033m (New Zealand), Mount Cook (Aoraki) 3724m (New Zealand), Carstensz Pyramid 4884m (Indonesia), Mt Kenya 5199m (Kenya), Tharpu Chuli 5663m (Nepal), Kilimanjaro 5895m (Tanzania), Khhang Shiling 6360m (India), Ama Dablam 6812m (Nepal), Pungpa Ri 7200m (Tibet).


Professional Outdoor Certifications:

IFMGA Mountain & Ski Guide – Awarding body: École Nationale de Ski et d’Alpinisme

Member of the professional associations:

East European Mountain Guides Association


Syndicat National des Guides de Montagne.

Also holding the following professional certifications:

- Mountain Guide - Awarding body: the Mountain Guides Association (AGMR)

- Mountaineering Instructor (rock, ice, mixed, multi-pitch, climbing) - Awarding body: the Romanian Federation of Mountaineering and Sport Climbing (FRAE)

- Ski Instructor - Awarding body: AMPSR affiliated to The International Ski Instructors Association (ISIA) – Level 3

- Emergency First Responder (CPR/First Aid)

- Divemaster - Awarding body: Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI)

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