This was my first time to climb the Negoiu Peak in Fagaras Mountains. It is said that these are one of the hardest and rockiest, as it can be seen below. We had our base camp in the closest village there, Cartisoara where the pension was fair and we have bio dairy products to use. The road up to Balea Lake was fast in my view, around 40 minutes – we had the chance to see also lambs taking over the road. The pace of the hike was a bit fast for me as we left Balea at 8:15 and reached Negoiu at 13:00. The landscapes were breath taking, the path technical, with cliffs all around.
I loved the view from Laitelu Peak (2.390 m) with Lespezi Peak (2.517 m) on the left, Caltun Peak (2.485 m) on the right and the amazing Caltun galciar lake at the base. From here we climbed on Negoiu (2.535m – second highest in Romania) using the Devil’s Gorge (Strunga Dracului), difficult but doable. My feet were almost done here so the chains were crucial help. We did not stay for long beacause clouds were gathering – they got use later and gave one of the hardest showers ever accompaigned hailstone.