About 950 mountain lovers from 6 countries gathered between 23-25 November in Cluj-Napoca, at the first edition of the international mountain festival TRANSYLVANIA Mountain Festival 2018 powered by Garmin with the theme Discover Mountains.
TRANSYLVANIA MOUNTAIN FESTIVAL 2018 Powered by Garmin, organized by Clubul Sportiv Alpin Universitar in partnership with the Romanian Alpine Club and Cluj-Napoca City Hall, transformed Cluj-Napoca for 3 days into a scene for the mountaineering world, coordinated with talent and good spirits by the host and, since today, a big fan of the event – actor Bogdan Rădulescu.
The world’s hottest adventure films were aired in the first place at Victoria Cinema, in front of a audience curious to learn more about the mountains and about the culture around tehm. We mention: Reel Rock 13 series with breathtaking action, emotional adventures and a lot of humour; Solo Base Documentary film by Xavier Coll, the Special guest who received the film production distinction; the Mountain of Storms documentary relaunched this year at the 50-year anniversary of Patagonia Inc. And the film of the two skiers – Jackie Paaso and Eva Walkner – Evolution of Dreams.
14 sports and mountain professionals – such as Robert Hajnal, Mihnea Prundeanu, Vasile Cipcigan, etc. have engaged the public in ultra-specialised conversations, hosted with prowess by Bogdan Rădulescu, thus showing the interest of the outdoor community into the various disciplines and activities. The 8 interactive workshops hosted 150 participants interested in mountain photography, drone filming, the first aid course offered by SMURD Cluj, exploration of nature, sport climbing and bouldering, landscape drawing, accurate tracking of markings and navigation in the mountain environment.
Through TMF18 projections and exhibitions, the pilot edition, “Discover Mountains” has showcased all kinds of activities that can be practiced on the mountain: skiing, mountaineering, climbing, canyoning, caving, paragliding and BASE jumping, including adventure film production and documentaries, mountain and action photography, the use and development of innovative technologies.