Transylvanian Alps


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Transylvanian Alps,

Romanian Carpaţii Meridionali, southern branch of the Carpathian Mts., extending c.225 mi (360 km) E across central Romania from the Danube River at the Iron Gate. Moldoveanu (8,343 ft/2,543 m) and Negoiu are the highest peaks. The range, composed of crystalline massifs, is densely forested and is a famous hunting ground. Its subalpine meadows are used for extensive sheep grazing. There are coal, iron, and lignite deposits. Turnu Roşu is the most important of several passes linking Transylvania with Walachia to the south.
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We tracked him down to Leresti, a ramshackle gipsy village close to the foothills of the Transylvanian Alps near Buzau.
The competition was divided into three stages--bouldering, difficulty and speed--each of which took place in three different locations: Vale di Daone in Italy, Saas-Fee in Switzerland, otherwise known as Die Perle der Alpen (pearl of the Alps) and Busteni in Romania's Transylvanian Alps, where competitors were challenged to climb a 15 metre vertical wall of ice in the quickest time possible, many completing the task in around 13 seconds.
The Carpathian Mountains and Transylvanian Alps in Romania are just opening up to tourists.
We have developed itineraries that take in the Carpathian Mountains and Transylvanian Alps of Romania and a stunning guided walk through the Bulgarian Balkan mountains," said Mr Ripper.
Officials desperately want American business executives and tourists to discover the New Romania--not the Communist dictatorship of mistreated orphans and Olympic gymnasts, but a friendly and cheap destination; an open, democratic state with picturesque Medieval villages, beach resorts along the Black Sea, and ski slopes in the Transylvanian Alps.