Cosmin- English

Date of birth: 6 November 1976 Education:

  • B.A., M.A. (UBB),
  • PG Cert. Teach. (Univ. of London)
  • Ph.D. (Univ. of London)

Outdoor certifications:

  • Mountain Guide (RMGA)
  • Mountaineering Instructor (rock, ice, mixed, multi-pitch, big-wall and altitude technical climbing). Awarding body: the Romanian Federation of Mountaineering and Sport Climbing.
  • Emergency First Responder (CPR/First Aid)
  • Rescue Diver. Awarding body: Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI)
  • EANx Specialty Diver. Awarding body: Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI)

Outdoor activities experience: 1989 – current: Climbing and Mountaineering: sport, trad, big-wall, ice, mixed, bouldering, deep water solo. Author of first ascents and repeats of established notable routes in Europe and Asia. Consistent competitional activity between 1991-1996 and occasional afterwards. 1990 – 1996: Caving. Specialised in exploration and mapping of new carst. Prior to 2005 and beginning with 1989 I climbed extensively throughout Europe (Romania, Bulgaria, Poland, Italy, England, Scotland, Wales, France, the USA) and beginning with 2004 Asia as well. I established first ascents (trad, ice and mixed routes in both Europe and Asia), I competed in national and international events (Romania, UK and China) in sport climbing, I onsighted sport routes up to 7a+, WI5 and free-soloed routes up to French 6b on rock, WI4, M6, alpine D.

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