It's all about the mountains and alpine playground. It's about safety, so having a mountainguide involved in your adventure it's a must. Welcome to MountainPro Guiding, the Romanian Guiding Agency!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Glacier tech workshop in swiss alps, august 2011

Mountainpro Romanian Guiding and Outdoor Agency is inviting you in Switzerland, in the heart of the beautiful Bernese Oberland Alps for a glacier techniques workshop in August, 2011.

It is a five day glacier workshop, starting on the 22nd of August till the 26th of August 2011, and during this time you'll learn basic glacier travel techniques, accidental fall arrest, how to set anchors in the snow, crevasse rescue, ice climbing and so on, and on the last day we'll summit Frundenhorn (3369m).

There will be two guides running this workshop, Marc Schertenleib (CH) - UIAGM/IVBV/IFGMA mountainguide and Ciprian Moruzan (RO) - AGMR/RMGA mountainguide, and we are expecting six to eight guests to attent, in this way we make sure that everyone has enough time to learn and practice during the workshop; on the other hand keeping a small guide/guests ratio will ensure an increasing safety aspect.

We'll be based in Frundenhutte, at 2562 m, at the base of the glacier, having an excellent view of the peaks around (Frundenhorn and Bluemlisalphorn), as well of the gorgeous lake below.
We will provide the following:
- 5 days guided instruction on the mountain with 2 certified mountainguides;
- group gear - ropes, technical ice axes, ice screws, pulleys;
- meals and accommodation during your stay in Frundenhutte;

You should have your own equipment(waterproofs, thermals, crampons, mountaineering ice axe, strong mountaineering boots, gaiters, few pairs of good socks, sunglasses, gloves, water bottle, 2-3 locking carabiners, first aid kit, sunscreen), head lamp, 2 prusik loops.

Please use the contact area on MountainPro Romanian Guiding Agency website to join this trip and for further informations, or simply send and email to mountainpro(at) .

We look forward to hearing from you and to meet you in August to share a beautiful adventure in the Alps!

White water adrenaline rush

It is as it sounds: a flow of adrenaline rush during the rafting trip! Starting from this year  MountainPro  - romanian guiding and outdoor agency and its partners is offering water-related activities, such as river rafting and kayaking. Challenging waters for the braves or more peacefull streams for family trips, everything's possible.

Our playground is Buzau river (ww2 up to ww3+), about 80 km away from Brasov,  a river that has a constant volume becouse of the water from the power plant, so we can provide white water trips starting from early spring 'till late autumn.
You'll be provided with full neoprene suite, neoprene boots, lifejacket, helmet and paddle, and certified river guides (will open a .pdf document with certified river guides from the International Rafting Federation website).

Safety is very important for us, that's why all our guides are IRF certified guides with great river guiding experience. As well, our equipment is designed for increased safety. We use Spreu Boote Hippo boats and equipment.

You can find us at Buzau river on weekends, but trips during the week are also possible upon request. Please use the contact section on Mountainpro website to make a provisional booking via telephone or email or to check the availability for a certain date.

There's no more to say than come out and play ! We hope to see you all by the river soon!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Freeride Tech & Safety Workshop, Ski Touring and Snowboarding - March 11-13th, Bucegi Mt. - Padina

It is all about safety first, and fun after.

This is an event developed by with its partners K2, Ortovox, ABS ┼či Spot. Of course, MountainPro Guiding - the Romanian Guiding Agency is involved as well, as part of the staff, in charge with the presentation of safety equipment and running the avalanche workshop.

You'll be skiing/snowboarding all day long, along with a professional instructor in powder and hard pack on steep slopes, using skis perfectly tuned for you.

You'll learn how to use all the new safety toys on the market, that means an avalanche transceiver, probe, shovel, Avalung, ABS, GPS and SPOT. You'll learn how to plan a tour starting in front of your computer, at home.

This event is created for skiers and nonskiers, snowboarders and nonsnowboarders, for those who love the mountains in the winter and who want to do it safely, 'till they'll grow old.

Can I join? Yes, if you find yourself below:

- you are a skier/snowboarder at least at the intermediate level on piste and you want to learn how to ride safely off-piste
- you're already a rider and you want to learn the latest safety techniques, plus a ski test with K2 skis
- you are an absolute beginner or non skier/snowboarder yet but you'd like to start from somewhere
- you'd like to discover the mountains in the winter time, even if you're not skiing/snowboarding
- you'd like to meet cool people and discover a beautiful place in the mountains

The schedule is pretty tight and looks like that:

- ski/snowboard off-piste workshop, with qualified instructors (10-16 years of riding experience)
- tours on skis/snowshoes: technique, how to choose a route, group leadership and risk management
- ski test K2, using various off-piste models
- tech workshop: skis/bindings, (rocker technology, reverse camber, pros and cons)
- tech workshop: navigation with compass, map, GPS, SPOT, Google Earth, Touratech, MapSource
- tech workshop: snow profiles, the dynamics of snow layers, profiles, Rutschblock test, avalanche triggers
- tech workshop: avalanches - typology, prediction, evaluation, what to (or not to) do, live avalanche scenario, how to use the avalanche kit (transceiver, probe, shovel)
- Photo/Video presentation: when to relay on Mountain Rescue support and when on your own possibilities.

All workshops will start on Friday, the 11th of March 2011, at the ANSMR(national mountain rescue association) headquarters, Padina Strungii, Bucegi Mt.



10.00-10.45 intro, getting ready, route choosing
10.45-16.00 ski/snowshoes touring, beginners and intermediates groups
19.00-22.00 safety equipment(transceiver, probe, shovel, Avalung, ABS) workshop. Lecturer: Ciprian Moruzan
Ready to navigate/orienteering before starting the tour and "I Love Snow" film projection. Lecturer: Mihai Mares


09.00 Leaving to the sheephold in Strunga:
- downhill techniques on skis/snowboards workshop
- "survival skiing" workshop - techniques for beginners
- ski touring workshop for non-skiers and skiers
- avalanche workshop. Lecturer: Ciprian Moruzan
16.00-17.00 Food and refresing
17.00-19.00 Snow study workshop. Lecturer: Mihai Mares


09.00 Tours on skis/snowshoes; Riding offpiste on skis/snowboards; Snow study field workshop (snow profiles, Rutschblock test)


Ciprian Moruzan, trainer, AGMR-RMGA mountainguide, ORTOVOX Tech advisor
Mihai Mares, trainer, Ski Instructor 1st Category, mountain rescuer, geography bachelor degree.
Mihaela Mares, trainer, Ski Instructor 1st Category, ANEFS licence in alpine ski
Cristi Borda, freerider, adventure photographer, K2 Tech advisor


250 Ron/pers (includes all logistics cost, including workshops and use of group technical equipment)

Extra: The cost for transport/food/accommodation. We are making NO reservation, make shore you book a place to stay at Padina or Coteanu chalets.

Diplomas and Prises:

Every participant will receive a diploma. 3 river rafting vouchers (50 EUR wort each)will be handed over.
The diploma will give you discounts when buying equipment from our partners.


Via e-mail at

Maximum number of riders for this event is 20. At your arrival you'll be signing a responsibility assuming declaration and you'll be able to cover the event expenses.

Mandatory equipment:

Skis/snowboards, boots, helmet, goggles, poles.

Recommended equipment:

- Full ski/snowboard equipment
- Spine protection (guard)
- Avalanche kit (transceiver, probe, shovel)
- Backpack
- Water bottle, or thermo resistant water bottle (ideal)
- First aid kit
- Winter clothing
- Notebook and pen

See you in Padina!

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Ortovox 3+ avalanche transceiver

Ortovox proudly presents the newest member of its family: 3+, a three antenna avalanche transceiver with great feature that you'll find only when you speak about avalanche scanners like Ortovox S1 or Pulse Barryvox from Mammut: automatic switchback to transmit mode(in case of a following avalanche). But the best thing about 3+ is that it can analyse its own position and it can operate using the optimal transmitting antenna, feature that will considerably shorten the search. 3+ is pretty light, with only 190 g and it runs on a single AA baterry, providing aprox. 250 transmiting hours and about 15 hours on search mode.
Here's a video released by Ortovox about 3+:

You get better found
The 3+ is a three-antenna device with a special extra function to first enhance your own safety. The intelligent position recognition system analyses the position of the antennas and automatically switches to the optimal transmitting antenna. There is no longer any such thing as the 'worst position'.

You find faster

The circular display lets you focus on the essentials. The distance to and the relative position of a victim. Always align the device to the arrow. The solid arrow and the central distance value keep you going in the right direction.

You find more exactly
The patented circular display shows you at a glance whether you are getting closer to the signal or moving away from it. With the precise distance value you can very effectively determine the distance to the buried victim and limit the area to be probed.

You find more victims
The 3+ allows you to maintain an overview even with multiple burials. The number of victims is shown in the display. As soon as you have found the first one you can blend out their signal with the pin key. The victim is displayed as pinned and you can immediately continue with your search.

Safety features:
Smart antenna technology enhances your own safety. Signal separation with pinning function.
Very easy operation due to: clear control elements, precise real time display with directional arrows and circular display. Rubberized housing for protection and ergonomics. Display lighting for night searches, switchover in case of a follow-up avalanche, clear and optimized search acoustics, updateability.

Product details:
Receive function: digital
No. of antennas: 3
Maximum range: circular up to 41 m
Search strip width: up to 40 m
Microprocessor control: yes
Display: Distance value, directional arrow, battery capacity
Multiple burials: Displays number of buried victims (3 and more), pinning function
Carrying system: Small, comfortable bag with elastic strap for device
Power supply: 1 alkaline AA 1.5 V LR06
Transmission life: approx 250 hrs
Size: 73 x 122 x 27 mm
Total weight: 200 g

More info about 3+ can be found on Ortovox official website: