Cuxi Memorial Weekend

In the photo: Cuxi (Alexandru Brăduț Ștefan) on his solo ascent of Matterhorn on August 12, 1982. I recently returned from the Retezat Mountains where I was grateful to attend as I traditionally do, year by year, the Cuxi Memorial Weekend. Even if the weather didn't promisse to be very friendly a large group of friends and colleagues from the Romanian Alpine Club joined the event at the Gentiana Hut. Cuxi (Alexandru Bradut Serban) was a very talented young climber in the early 80's who was tragically killed in an avalanche while descending from Pietrele Ridge not far away from Gentiana [...]