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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A steep challenge. Ski Barbey Couloir

[RO/EN] Anul acesta am petrecut mai mult timp pe schiuri decat o fac de obicei. Recunosc, nu este pasiunea mea numarul 1 si in ultimii ani am cam neglijat-o asa ca sezonul acesta de iarna m-am hotarat sa-i acord mai multa atentie si exercitiu.

VIDEO: Aventuri Alpine | Digi 24

Mihnea Prundeanu într-un interviu despre alpinism, activitatea în care concurezi cu tine însuți: ''Trendul actual este să se depășească limite tehnice și la altitudini mari sau în condiții grele.'' Alpinismul este mai mult decât un sport, este o activitate mult mai complexa care a evoluat în timp și din care s-au desprins sporturi moderne precum: escalada sportivă, bouldering, escalada pe gheață, dry tooling. Alpiniștii actuali caută ascensiuni cât mai tehnice, a căror reușită depinde de îmbinarea cu succes a acestor sporturi.

Looking for the winter

Winter was about to settle in the Carpathians and I was keen to taste some climbing somewhere close to home. The weather forecast wasn`t very promissing so we chose the Retezat Mountains where I knew we could try some climbing routes regardless the weather. We were a little disappointed to see there was no snow lower in the valley. There was no snow in the forest either, so we enjoyed an approach along the Pietrele Valley filled with lots of green grass and wet boulders. Higher up we noticed the grey clouds covering the peaks and we saw that winter [...]