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international mountain leader

In 2008, after a 20 years military career within Romanian mountain troops, I have started developing and running my own business as a freelance international mountain leader, national mountain guide and tour leader. From very beginning, I decided to use all my experience and knowledge to provide the highest level of guiding services and safety of all my friends(don’t forget: that means you!).

I am registered to the Trade Registry at position F08/530/2011 (C.U.I -Unique Registration Number-28507349).

I am a member and instructor of SGLM – Societatea Ghizilor si Liderilor Montani (Mountain Guides and Mountain Leaders Society).

Activities:

  • I have planned and led mountain and sightseeing tours for groups of tourists from UK, USA, Australia, Ireland, France, Israel, Ukraine, New Zealand, Denmark, Norway, Mexico, Spain, Switzerland and South Africa;
  • In 2009 and 2010 I was involved in planning and running ACF Oxfordshire Cadets Expeditions in Fagaras Mountains;
  • In April 2011 I’ve joined KEGS (King Edward VI Grammar School-Chelmsford, Essex-UK) expedition to Morocco;
  • In July 2012 I’ve joined KEGS expedition to Mongolia;
  • In 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016 and 2017 I had run KEGS expeditions to Romania;
  • I have provided advisory and I have prepared tentative tours for school expeditions providers from UK ( Far Frontiers, Adventure Works, British Exploring Society and Outlook Expeditions);
  • In 2012, 2014 and 2016 I have planned and led my own expeditions to Morocco;
  • In 2014 I have planned and guided the expedition in Fagaras Mountains for a team of 201 Field Hospital from Newcastle, UK;

Tourism and Travel Qualifications:

  • Qualified as Travel Agent / Local Tour Guide;
  • Qualified as National Tour Guide (Tour Operator) – (license 3820);
  • Qualified as National Mountain Guide – (license 3812);
  • Qualified as International Mountain Leader (ID card 005, issued by SGLM);
  • First Aid Training – (certificate 679/30.11.2015);

International Mountaineering Training:

Achievements:

  • Most of the summits with elevations over 2000m from Southern Carpathians (Fagaras Mountains, Piatra Craiului Mountains, Bucegi Mountains, Retezat Mountains), ROMANIA;
  • Pikes Peak (4302m) and Mount Rosa Peak (3505m), Colorado, USA;
  • Gemsstock (2963m) and Winterhorn (2660m), SWITZERLAND;
  • Snowdon Horseshoe, North Wales, UK;
  • Dades Valley, Ourika Valley, Jebel Toubkal (4167m) and Ouanoukrim (4089m), MOROCCO;
  • Khanggai Mountains, Mongol Els, MONGOLIA;
  • Ascents on Myticas Summit (2918m), Olympus Mountains, GREECE;
  • Ascents on Musala (2925m), Vihren (2914m), Malka Musala (2902m), Irenek (2852m) and Deno (2790m), BULGARIA;
  • Everest Base Camp (via Gokyo Lakes) with ascents on the summits of Gokyo Ri (5357m) and Kala Patthar (5550m), NEPAL;

Reviews:

  •   I booked Florin, based on the reviews he has on tripadvisor and they proved to be right. Florin was a very good guide, a real professional who amazed me with his knowledge and experiences of the mountains, survival and Romanian history. It was clear that...More

    thumb Marnix B12/17/2017

      Ever since 2009, I have been a client of Florin George Bana, having been snowshoeing every February and summer trekking. His knowledge of the mountains is exemplary and he has an amazing knack of getting the best out of you when the going gets tough....More

    thumb Kev S4/05/2016

      Highly experienced, knowledgeable, capable and interesting guide. My hike was illuminated by Florin’s understanding of both the environment and it’s history. He patiently answered my many questions and I experienced many things (such as eating a variety of wild fruit), which I would otherwise have...More

    thumb jamcanary7/23/2018
  •   My partner & I went on a snow-shoeing trip as part of a group. Florin was knowledgeable, patient & friendly, & he was able to adapt the original planned route, due to overnight snowfall. We had a very enjoyable trip in the beautiful Romanian countryside,...More

    thumb 6egemot1/25/2018

      Florin was fantastic guide for the entire duration of our stay in Romania, great local knowledge and a good sense of humour putting up with us! The walks he took us on were always pitched at the right level, and I would definitely recommend to...More

    thumb jbarnes7699/26/2016

      I want to thank Florin for the excellent organization of a fun, interesting, safe and pleasant hike to the Negoiu peak. Florin is a friendly and competent mountain leader that showed us the beauty of the Fagaras range. Florin also helped us with the accomodations...More

    thumb Dominique B10/24/2017
  •   Florin took myself and two other companions up into the Piatra Craiului Mountains last Monday to do the 'Walking of the King of the Rock' tour. Florin met us out the front of our hotel in Brasov on time and almost instantly you could tell...More

    thumb Erin D7/03/2015

      We've hiked with Florin for 5 days in total, and it was absolutely pure fun. We hiked through beautiful roads and always felt safe around. Florin was great to walk and chat with and it is absolutely recommended for any visit in the Romanian mountains....More

    thumb Miki S6/06/2018

      We booked Florin a few days before visiting Bran in Transylvania to take us up Piatra Craiului mountain. He was very quick to respond and extremely helpful and informative from the get-go, advising us on different routes (difficulties, terrain etc) but also allowing us to...More

    thumb Ryan B11/29/2015
  •   Florín is an amazing time! We had the best time with him. He was recommended to my sister and I by our parents. He 100% loved up to the expectations! He was funny, very knowledgeable, and accommodating. He even took us the long way back...More

    thumb constanzagalindo7/20/2017

      Florin is a fantastic guide. He put together a comprehensive package for a weeks walking with a rest day in the middle whilst being flexible and adapting it to meet what we wanted to do at our budget. As soon as we met him at...More

    thumb dw_rob49/26/2016