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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SOUPer climbing in Taghia

  Spiky crimps, technical moves, burning sun, long pitches, perfect limestone walls, strange soup and funny climbers were the essential elements of an amazing climbing trip in the heart of the Atlas Mountains, in a so called "center of the Universe", the small village of Taghia. Since my last trip to Morocco one year ago, when I was part of "Climb Again" Project, I kept alive the idea of returning to Taghia and have a real taste of the big climbing potential of the area. I also thought a comeback would be a great opportunity to give another try to [...]

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 [...]

Discovering Taghia. Climbing in an arid paradise

On September 1st I flew to Marrakech to join the rest of the "Climb Again" project team. Along with Cosmin Andron, Claudiu Miu, Hargur Jaggi and Nora Dorian I was up for this interesting adventure meant to prove that anybody passionate and motivated enough can climb. I had heard a lot of nice stories about the town of Marrakech and indeed, I really liked the atmosphere, the culture and the people. Exhibiting a strong influence of the western culture - shopping malls, McDonalds, fancy cars - and thousands of tourists on the streets, it was the old town of Marrakech that [...]