Day 5: After consulting with the family we decided to take a break and spend the day acclimatizing. We were supposed to go for a porteo, transportation of some material to the last refuge, Tejos, but our Russian friend, Johnny, kindly took it in his tuned 4×4. So we just climbed for some hours, along our Argentinean friends heading for Tejos.
So, we are finally leaving for Chile: Ojos del Salado. The eyes of the Salted One. The Romanian expedition is composed by Alexandra, Dana and Dan Marcu. The Marcu family.
Setting off for the highest volcano of the world. Almost 7000 m. Great!!
Bucharest, Paris, Buenos Aires,Santiago de Chile
The most important day for the Romanians. The National Day.
I thank the soldiers that fought for this country, that made possible for us to live in a country named Romania. The king Ferdinand said one day: “As long there will be a patch of Romanian land free of occupation, I will stay there. As long there will be a soldier left to fight and a Romanian flag, I will stay next to them, regardless to the fate I will have”. Continue reading
So, finally I managed. I am on a quest, together with my family, for learning, experiencing and evolving as much as we can for as much as we are allowed to stay on this planet. We have lived in the West, we traveled and worked there for years in a row. We decided that time was ripe for us to start seeing other cultures. Continue reading
We have met a lot of people in Papua New Guinea. Welcoming people, that kept smiling at us. Among them there are some that have impressed us more than others. Continue reading
One fine afternoon I was smoking a cigarette in our garden kiosk In about 2 weeks I was supposed to set off, together with my daughter, to Papua New Guinea. Mount Giluwe was waiting for us. Our fifth volcano from the 7 Volcanoes Circuit. Situated in the middle of Papua New Guinea, land of the unexpected. Continue reading
I met Peter Kinjap some weeks ago. I was in full process of preparing our next expedition. The expedition in Papua New Guinea, where the highest volcano of Oceania Australia is waiting for us.So I was digging on the internet. This is how I met Peter. And this is how I learned to know him a little bit as our conversation over the oceans and continents unfolded. Continue reading
Boeing 727 over Mount Giluwe.
Some months ago I began to prepare The Mount Giluwe Expedition in Papua New Guinea. Mount Giluwe has the distinction of being the highest volcano on the Australian continent, and is thus one of the Volcanic Seven Summits. For us is going to be the fifth volcano from the Volcanic Seven Summits.
Like usually I hit Google and I started my search. I read tens of stories about Papua New Guinea, about Mount Giluwe and so on. I wrote to a lot of people and got a lot of pieces of advice and warnings. In the end, I managed, but in fact we managed, because my wife was right beside me as usually, to sort things out. Almost everything. Continue reading
In 20 days from today we will leave for our fifth volcano from the 7 Volcanoes Circuit. Mount Giluwe, in Papua New Guinea.
Just listen to the sound of the name. It’s magical. We can’t wait to set off for it.
So, as usually, we started our preparation long time ago. Continue reading
The day of our departure to Papua New Guinea is drawing near. And near.
Among our busy days, in the middle of our activities, every now and then it dawns on me: We are going to Papua New Guinea.
I am sure that nobody from my tribe ever set foot there. We are going to be the first ones. From Marcu clan. Continue reading