Scoala Altfel

Orientation

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Starting in 2019, we introduced a new activity under the Școala Altfel program, namely the Orientation. The main objectives of the program are to acquire basic knowledge such as: – correct use of a map, positioning into fiels – using the main information on a map: scale, equidistance, legend. – taking the direction of the […]

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Suru in winter

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When talking about mountain chalets in Romania, the lack of comfort and the minimum of services are already well-known problems. Few cottages are exceptional … but in the last two winters we have heard good things about the new Suru hut and its owners. If we add further its position in the western extremity of […]

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Sarmisegetusa Regia in winter

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I have been looking for an opportunity to get to Sarmisegetusa Regia for some time in the winter. This year, 2019, I was lucky and I managed to be in the area immediately after some massive fall of snow so that all the sanctuaries were covered. Thanks to the Grădiştea Muncelului-Cioclovina Nature Park administration (http://www.gradiste.ro/), […]

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Winter in Padis

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After the New Year’s Eve trip in the Apuseni Mountains, we realized that these places are very suitable for hiking on snowshoes. Although the road from Timisoara is quite long, about 4.5h, in the weekend in which we planned to reach Vârtop it was also closed the access from the col with same name. So […]

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Vărateca ridge, Țarcu Mountains

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We have chosen to face the winter in the mountains, here close to Timisoara, in the Tarcu Mountains. With a yellow code of snow and snow a lap in the alpine hole was not a good idea. The chosen route was the summit of Vărateca, a secondary ridge ending in the Seroni summit. The choice […]

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From Oravita to Garliste

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One of the great attractions of Banat region is Oravita-Anina railway. It was inaugurated in 1863 (being the oldest mountain railway in our country) and its short route of just 33km is spectacular with no less than 14 tunnels and 9 viaducts. The difference in level that the train wins between the two terminals Oravita […]

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Find the treasure

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Last week at the summer school we made a small trip. The theme of the trip was to use the map for field orientation. But because we are still small and we want everything to be a play we have discovered the route using the clues. A cross made out of trees, a banquet in […]

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Indoor Activities

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The “Scoala Altfel” program is a good opportunity to learn things that are not necessarily in school curriculum. In this category goes trekking with all the “disciplines” that include: orientation, nutrition, equipment, visiting rules of the national parks and of the protected areas. Such information can of course be best assimilated “in the filed” during […]

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Zermatt and Matterhorn

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Although it’s already mid-May, the snow is still high, it seems to have fallen somewhat more than usual. In these conditions, we have few trekking options in the area, in fact 2: we can climb up to Riffelalp one of the Gornegrat train stations or visit Zmutt. We chose both. Getting to Riffelalp has nothing […]

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Kleine_Scheidegg

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Kleine Scheidegg is the train station where the final climb to Jungfraujoch (3454m)begins, the terminal station of the famous cogwhell train. Above that point, the train stops only at the Eiger glacier and then enters the deep of the mountain. The train inaugurated in 1912 is probably one of Switzerland’s most famous tourist attractions. Of […]