14 August 2016

The Lone Sky Runner

August Sundays with good weather are a good choice for running alone in the high mountains as it is the height of the holiday season and there are many tourists along the way. 

So when I saw the blue skies early in morning, I immediately started to prepare for a run in Bucegi, the highest mountains in the area.

The weather was just perfect for running. Sunny, dry and cool, actually quite cold above 2000m. It took me five hours to traverse the Bucegi Mountains, starting at 8AM in Busteni and finishing at 13PM in Bran, on the other side of the mountain. The highest point of the route was Omu Peak (2505m altitude),  more than 1500m higher than the starting point of the run.

Here is the track of the run recorded by my mobile phone.



And some photos I took with my phone camera along the way:
Going up along the steep Jepilor Valley

On the way to Omu Peak

Inside the Refuge at Omu Peak

2505m altitude, Omu Peak, Bucegi.

On Scara Peak (2422m)

View from Scara Peak

Ciubotea Valley

This is not snow! It is hail stones from the storm two days ago!

View across Tiganesti and Malaiesti Valleys towards Bucsoiu Peak (2492m) and Omu Peak (2505m)

The lone runner...

The refuge on Tiganesti Ridge

On Clincea ridge, on the descent to Bran