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Fagaras Mountains called Transylvanian Alps, expression attributed to the French scientist Emmanuel de Martonne

Fagaras Mountains called Transylvanian Alps, expression attributed to the French scientist Emmanuel de Martonne – cottage Podragu in Fagaras Mountains

Fagaras Mountains called Transylvanian Alps, expression attributed to the French scientist Emmanuel de Martonne - Far away Fagaras mountains photo

Fagaras Mountains called Transylvanian Alps, expression attributed to the French scientist Emmanuel de Martonne – Far away Fagaras mountains photo

Fagaras Mountains represent a range of mountains that are part of the Southern Carpathians, and where is the highest mountain peak in Romania, Moldoveanu peak 2,544 meters. By the interwar period Negoiu Peak, with an elevation of 2536 meters, it was considered the highest peak in the Carpathians, except maked the peaks of the Tatra Mountains.

Fagaras Mountains, from east to west, measured in a straight line, about 70 km from north to south and about 45 km.
Fagaras Mountains are bounded on the west by the Olt Valley and on the east of the river Barsa Grosetului and Dambovita River. To the north are bounded by a large tectonic steep Depression of Fagaras, known as the Land of the Olt. To the north, a distance of only 8-10 km, the difference in level to over 2,000 meters. To the south, the boundary is much less pronounced, being made after 30-40 km long summit (Olanului, Robita, Scarisoara, Nisipuri, Zarn, etc.), by string depressions Câmpulung, Bradetu, Arefu and Jiblea.

 

The total area covered by the Fagaras Mountains is over 2,400 km², being, for comparison, about 7,5 more times biggest then Bucegi Mountains. Across all the Fagaras Mountains there are 8 peaks over 2,500 meters: Moldoveanu 2,544 m, Negoiu with 2,535 m, Vista Mare with 2,527 m, Caltun-Lespezi with 2,522 m, Vanatoarea lui Buteanu with 2507 m, Cornu Caltun with 2.510 m, Hartopu with 2.506 m, Dara with  2.501 m. There are also 42 of 2,400 m peaks and more than 150 peaks over 2,300 m.

 

The main ridge and the  northern ramifications of the Fagaras Mountain are subjected to the action of currents and disintegration of frost and thaw, forming in some places stitching very narrow saddles embattled such as: Portita Arpasului with Fereastra Zmeilor, the saddles between valleys Serbota (north), springs Scale and Negoiu (south).

Another feature of this mountains is the numerous glacial circuses and alpine lakes situated at high altitudes. Some of these lakes are fed by underground springs.

Fagaras Mountains are crossed by the highest road in Romania, Transfagarasan. Fagaras nature reservation are few compared to the wealth of endemic plants and splendid landscape areas.

 

Some important Peaks

   Peak Moldoveanu 2,544 m
    Peak Negoiu 2,535 m
    Peak Vistea Mare 2,527 m
    Peak Lespezi 2,522 m
    Peak Cornul Caltunului 2,510 m
    Peak Vanatoarea lui Buteanu 2,507 m
    Peak Hartopul Darei 2,506 m
    Peak Dara 2,501 m
    Peak Scarisoara Mare 2,495 m
    Peak Musetescu 2,495 m
    Peak Capra 2,494 m
    Peak Rosu 2,489 m
    Peak Negoiu Mic 2,485 m
    Peak Podragu 2,482 m      

    Peak Urlea 2,473 m
    Peak Scarisoara 2,472 m
    Peak Mircii 2,471 m
    Peak Galesescu Mare 2,470 m
    Peak Arpasul Mare 2,468 m
    Peak Hartopul Ursului 2,461 m
    Peak Arpasul Mic 2,460 m
    Peak Galbenele 2,456 m
    Peak La Fundu Bandei 2,454 m
    Peak Museteica 2,448 m
    Peak Vaiuga 2,443 m
    Peak Picuiata 2,439 m
    Peak Ucea Mare 2,434 m

    Peak Boiu 2,431 m
    Peak Buda 2,431 m
    Peak Iezer 2,429 m
    Peak Ciortea 1 2,427 m
    Peak Ciortea 3 2,425 m
    Peak Ciortea 2 2,422 m
    Peak Iezerul Caprei 2,417 m
    Peak Tarata 2,414 m
    Peak Turnul Plecat 2,410 m
    Peak La Podeiu 2,408 m
    Peak Robita 2,408 m
    Peak Corabia 2,407 m
    Peak Paltinu 2,401 m
website information source: https://ro.wikipedia.org/

Short history of Podragu cottage

In 1885, the Transylvanian Carpathian Society (SKV) in Sibiu, built at Lake Podragu a stone shelter that did not last long, but was dilapidated. -In The years 1937-1939 Turing Romanian club took the decision to build a tourist lodge at Lake Podragu purpose that has leased the land needed for the inhabitants of Ucea de Sus, to plan and put cottage in Talmaciu, following then to be transported in pieces and assembled at the established place. At the same time, the association started opening and arranging the trail and the path that lead to Podragu Valley  leading up to the lake. Due to restraints on the construction of this cottage, TCR dropped the project initiated and carried cottage near the top of Suru mounted a place called Fruntea Moasei. – The current Podragu cottage was built in the early 1948-1949 by the National Bank of Romania for its employees being opened in 1950. Today it is used as a tourist cottage.

 

Situated in the center of Fagaras Mountains, Turnuri Podragu area is one of the most visited areas of the massive mountain. It is visited by tourists who follow the ridge trail, or those who climb here to enjoy the beauty of the area.
website information source: http://www.podragu.ro/

Fagaras Mountains called Transylvanian Alps, expression attributed to the French scientist Emmanuel de Martonne – cottage Podragu in Fagaras Mountains

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