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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 [email protected]

 

Romanian climbs Everest without extra oxygen or Sherpa support

Horia Colibasanu, one of Romania’s top mountain climbers, has achieved a great performance on Tuesday morning (Romania time), as he reached the highest point on Earth, the peak of Mount Everest (8,848 m), without supplementary oxygen or Sherpa support.

The summit push lasted 12 hours but it was worth it, especially as this expedition is a first for Romania and an outstanding sporting performance at international level.

“It was very, very hard, and very, very cold,” Horia Colibasanu said.

Everest is the eighth 8000-meter peak in Colibasanu’s portfolio, but he wants to climb all 14 eight-thousanders in the world. In 2004, he climbed the K2, the world’s second highest peak at 8,611 meters above sea level, without additional oxygen or the help of Sherpas.

He also climbed Manaslu (8.163 m), Dhaulagiri (8.167 m), Shishapangma (8.027 m), Annapurna (8.091 m), Makalu (8.463 m), and Lhotse (8.516 m).

Horia Colibasanu was born in 1977 in Timisoara, western Romania. He has a day-job as a dentist, which he practices in his home city. He has been climbing mountains outside the country since the age of 21. The Everest climb was his 19 international expedition.

The first Romanian who submitted the Everest was Constantin Lacatusu, on May 17, 1995.

Romanian Horia Colibasanu conquers Himalaya’s Manaslu peak for the second time

Irina Popescu, [email protected]

(Photo source: Horia Colibasanu on Facebook)

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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 [email protected]

 

Romanian climbs Everest without extra oxygen or Sherpa support

Horia Colibasanu, one of Romania’s top mountain climbers, has achieved a great performance on Tuesday morning (Romania time), as he reached the highest point on Earth, the peak of Mount Everest (8,848 m), without supplementary oxygen or Sherpa support.

The summit push lasted 12 hours but it was worth it, especially as this expedition is a first for Romania and an outstanding sporting performance at international level.

“It was very, very hard, and very, very cold,” Horia Colibasanu said.

Everest is the eighth 8000-meter peak in Colibasanu’s portfolio, but he wants to climb all 14 eight-thousanders in the world. In 2004, he climbed the K2, the world’s second highest peak at 8,611 meters above sea level, without additional oxygen or the help of Sherpas.

He also climbed Manaslu (8.163 m), Dhaulagiri (8.167 m), Shishapangma (8.027 m), Annapurna (8.091 m), Makalu (8.463 m), and Lhotse (8.516 m).

Horia Colibasanu was born in 1977 in Timisoara, western Romania. He has a day-job as a dentist, which he practices in his home city. He has been climbing mountains outside the country since the age of 21. The Everest climb was his 19 international expedition.

The first Romanian who submitted the Everest was Constantin Lacatusu, on May 17, 1995.

Romanian Horia Colibasanu conquers Himalaya’s Manaslu peak for the second time

Irina Popescu, [email protected]

(Photo source: Horia Colibasanu on Facebook)

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