Mihnea Prundeanu. Alpinist. Geographer. Mountain Guide.

I love the mountains and the sports. I also love to travel, to discover the beauty of nature, to meet new people and learn about different cultures. My semi-nomadic lifestyle revolves around my family and my two passions: alpinism and geography, that have blended so well together. I believe that authentic alpinism means exploration, discovery of new ways of getting to the top, minimalist, fast and clean ascents and these are the values I try to reflect in my personal projects.

Mihnea Prundeanu. Guiding with Alpine Tours.

My passion for the mountains started when I was a child when I would often make small excursions around the city or go camping with the scouts. Since then I visited or guided expeditions in the Himalayas, Cordillera Blanca and other remote areas. When I am not involved in personal projects I enjoy sharing my passion for the mountains with those wishing to discover it. To get in touch, you can write at mihnea@mihneaprundeanu.com.

Monthly Archives: June 2012

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Alpamayo. Inca un varf urcat!

Foto (c) Alex Sava | Photography Echipa Cordillera Blanca 2012 a ajuns pe Varful Alpamayo. Coordonate: ASE-02 EXPEDITIE PERU Latitude:-8.87918 Longitude:-77.65271 GPS location Date/Time:06/28/2012 20:22:10 EEST Message:All is OK. GPS coordinates Alpamayo, 29 iunie 2012

Aclimatizare Ishinca si Tocllaraju

Ne-am intors dintr-o tura de 5 zile de aclimatizare. Totul a decurs bine, am urcat pe Valea Ishinca pana la “Campo Base”. Am fost pe varful Ishinca (5540 m) pentru a respira aer de la altitudine si pentru a ne face o idee despre conditiile meteorologice si de zapada. Apoi, dupa o zi de odihna in tabara de baza ne-am hotarat sa incheiem procesul de aclimatizare cu o ascensiune pe Varful Tocllaraju la 6032 m altitudine. Spre deosebire de Ishinca, Tocllaraju este mai dificil, are cateva pasaje de catarare si impune mai multa atentie la trecerea crevaselor de marimi impresionante. [...]

Sosire in tabara de baza Ishinca

Echipa a ajuns in tabara de baza de la Ishinca. Pe 18 iunie toti membrii au urcat Varful Ishinca pentru aclimatizare. Mesajele SPOT anunta ca toti membrii expeditiei sunt bine. Coordonatele ultimulului mesaj. ASE-02 EXPEDITIE PERU Latitude:-9.3676 Longitude:-77.42575 GPS location Date/Time:06/20/2012 23:06:11 EEST Message:All is OK. GPS coordinates Ishinca, 20 iunie 2012.

Huaraz

Foto (c) Alex Sava | Photography Am ajuns seara trecuta in Huaraz dupa un drum obositor. Primul contact cu Peru a fost un pic socant. In Lima traficul infernal, claxoane, aglomeratia, cladirile multe neterminate, dezordinea si dezorganizarea ne-au dat repede de inteles ca suntem intr-o tara din lumea a treia. Cu cat ne departam mai mult de zona urbana Peru incepe sa-si arate frumusetiile, sa fie mai interesant. In zona litorala, domina un desert pe care nu prea creste nimic. Cu cresterea altitudinii apare si vegetatia care devine chiar bogata si interesanta la peste 2000 m. In drum spre Huaraz [...]