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Irina Marica
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Irina holds a BA in Journalism and has been part of the Romania-Insider.com team since its early days in 2011. She likes to keep the Romania-insider.com readers informed every day. Irina reports on various topics, on a wide range of areas such as politics, social or entertainment. She also writes travel or leisure articles, as well as interviews. She splits her time between Sinaia, her hometown, and Bucharest. Being born and raised in a mountain town, Irina loves spending time in nature, but she also likes to read, write, listen to music, travel, teach her dog new tricks and listen to other people’s stories (so don’t hesitate to contact her for an interview if you have an interesting story that you want to share with the Romania-insider.com readers). She dreams to visit Iceland one day and maybe get to see the Arctic Monkeys play live.  You can send her press releases or feedback on her stories by emailing irina.marica@romania-insider.com.

 

New age record: 12 year-old Romanian climbs the Aconcagua peak

Young Romanian climber Dor Geta Popescu, aged 12, has climbed Aconcagua, the highest mountain outside of Asia, at 6,961 meters, and the highest point in the Western and Southern Hemispheres. She is now the youngest climber that has ever reached this peak.

Aconcagua, which is one of the 7 Summits, is located in the Mendoza Province, Argentina.

The Romanian has set the new age record on February 6, reports local Mediafax. She will return to Romania this week.

According to Altitudine Mountain Sports Club, both female age records for the Aconcagua peak are held by Romanians: on the normal route by Dor Geta Popescu and on the Polish Glacier route by Crina Coco Popescu (since 2009).

In December last year, Dor Geta Popescu has set a new age record for Ojos del Salado, the world’s highest active volcano. 

By the age of 14, the Romanian wants to complete the 7 Volcanoes and the 7 Summits circuits. She has already climbed three of the peaks in the 7 Summits circuit, namely Aconcagua (6,961 meters – February 6), Elbrus (5,642 meters – August 15, 2015), and Kilimanjaro (5,895 meters – July 16, 2015).

The 7 Summits are the highest mountains of each of the seven continents, the highest of which is the Everest.

Irina Popescu, irina.popescu@romania-insider.com

(Photo source: Wikipedia)

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Irina Marica
Senior Editor

Irina holds a BA in Journalism and has been part of the Romania-Insider.com team since its early days in 2011. She likes to keep the Romania-insider.com readers informed every day. Irina reports on various topics, on a wide range of areas such as politics, social or entertainment. She also writes travel or leisure articles, as well as interviews. She splits her time between Sinaia, her hometown, and Bucharest. Being born and raised in a mountain town, Irina loves spending time in nature, but she also likes to read, write, listen to music, travel, teach her dog new tricks and listen to other people’s stories (so don’t hesitate to contact her for an interview if you have an interesting story that you want to share with the Romania-insider.com readers). She dreams to visit Iceland one day and maybe get to see the Arctic Monkeys play live.  You can send her press releases or feedback on her stories by emailing irina.marica@romania-insider.com.

 

New age record: 12 year-old Romanian climbs the Aconcagua peak

Young Romanian climber Dor Geta Popescu, aged 12, has climbed Aconcagua, the highest mountain outside of Asia, at 6,961 meters, and the highest point in the Western and Southern Hemispheres. She is now the youngest climber that has ever reached this peak.

Aconcagua, which is one of the 7 Summits, is located in the Mendoza Province, Argentina.

The Romanian has set the new age record on February 6, reports local Mediafax. She will return to Romania this week.

According to Altitudine Mountain Sports Club, both female age records for the Aconcagua peak are held by Romanians: on the normal route by Dor Geta Popescu and on the Polish Glacier route by Crina Coco Popescu (since 2009).

In December last year, Dor Geta Popescu has set a new age record for Ojos del Salado, the world’s highest active volcano. 

By the age of 14, the Romanian wants to complete the 7 Volcanoes and the 7 Summits circuits. She has already climbed three of the peaks in the 7 Summits circuit, namely Aconcagua (6,961 meters – February 6), Elbrus (5,642 meters – August 15, 2015), and Kilimanjaro (5,895 meters – July 16, 2015).

The 7 Summits are the highest mountains of each of the seven continents, the highest of which is the Everest.

Irina Popescu, irina.popescu@romania-insider.com

(Photo source: Wikipedia)

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