Commenting on the challenge, Scott said: "Walking the Transylvanian Alps
The gang undertook the Transylvanian Challenge, a hike and bike exploration through the heart of the Transylvanian Alps
, covering a distance of more than 200km.
We tracked him down to Leresti, a ramshackle gipsy village close to the foothills of the Transylvanian Alps
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.
We cruised through the Iron Gate, a dramatic series of gorges created by the Transylvanian Alps
crossing the river here.
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
. And soon, perhaps, Dracula Land.