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.



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So far Mihnea has created 4 blog entries.

Chobutse – attempt on the North East Face

21st of April -  Our chosen base camp might seem quite unusual for most of the people familiar with the Himalayan type of expedition. Our hosts in Na village, two young Sherpa girls, welcomed us in their small, cold, simply built stone lodge in the highest village of the Rolwaling valley. We preferred to set this as starting point for our climbs rather than living in a tent for the next 20 days. It was  obviously a better shelter, way easier to organise logistically, and apparently cheaper than hiring a cook and the necessary staff that is normally needed to [...]

Walker Spur, North Face of Grandes Jorasses

[EN/RO]Walker Spur (ED1, 6a, IV, 90°, 1200m). The hunt for a new classic and famous climb (Alps' Classic & Famous) started off surprisingly well. Is there an alpinist not wishing to climb the Walker Spur in Grandes Jorasses once in a lifetime? Since 2015 when I climbed the Croz Spur together with Alex Prigoană I wanted to return as soon as possible to the North Face of Grandes Jorasses because I especially enjoyed the atmosphere, the size of the wall and the climbing here. I did not start with a clear objective to climb a certain route, but I [...]

Discovering Taghia.Climbing in an arid paradise (part2)

Preparing the climb for this project was a challenging task. By climbing this route on Mount Oujdad (Baraka-680 m, 7b), Claudiu and Jaggi wanted to inspire young people with disabilities to overcome their predicament. Claudiu is a former Balkanic champion at bouldering, a very strong climber and very sport oriented person. Unfortunately he got ill with chronic rheumatoid arthritis and he had to stop his competition climbing career. His joints are still affected and can not support hard, long or sustained climbing. Jaggi is a lawyer from Delhi, India and we became friends at the Climbathon a year before. He [...]

Climbathon. Bara Shigri Glacier

It was July and the town was no longer the place where I wanted to spend my time. My legs were hurting from walking too much on the hot asphalt and my mind was busy for too long to find ways of financing my two big expedition projects at the same time. I needed to escape, to cool down my mind and to let my body enjoy some mountain climbing. And then, Cosmin Andron let me know that we were invited to participate as instructors to "Climbathon 2013" in the Indian Himalaya. It was a sort of expedition and training [...]