Environmental Film of the Year 2016 Award
Atkins – CIWEM Environmental Photography Competition, 2016
Fifty People, Two Yaks and a Goat
Great article about the Karakoram Anomaly Project that I led in GeoConnexion. Feel free to read it here.
BuzzFeed: Ways Young People Are Helping To Solve The World’s Problems
The Karakoram Anomaly Project in UK Climbing Magazine
One of the most comprehensive articles about the project that i founded and led in the Karakoram Mountains of Pakistan. For complete access to the article, the expedition story and the preliminary research findings, please access this link.
Speaker at the Royal Geographical Society “Explore Seminar”, 2015
In November 2015, I had the pleasure to speak at the prestigious Royal Geographical Society “Explore Seminar” in London, United Kingdom about the Karakoram Anomaly Project that I led in Pakistan the previous summer. For more information please access this link.
Telegraph Article, United Kingdom, Karakoram Anomaly Project, 2015
“There are a lot of ways to die here. Not the most comforting of words when among forboding mountain crags and shards of ice, each the size of a small house. But given that travellers from the Karakoram Anomaly Project had just seen a giant boulder break loose from the ice, and free fall 50m into a glacial lake, sending shock waves in all directions, the words of Sergiu Jiduc, expedition leader and scientific researcher, are not far wrong”. For more information access the following link: Pakistan: An incredible journey to the glaciers of the Karakorams.
Adventure Uncovered promotes the Karakoram Anomaly Project
For more information, please access this link.
National Geographic Best Explorer Moment of 2012, United States
“Mountains Then and Now” is the title of the article written by National Geographic for my expedition to the Peruvian Andes. See the full article at National Geographic Best Explorer Moments of 2012.
National Geographic On Assignment “Vanishing Glaciers of Peru”
University of Edinburgh “Be Local” Photography Contest, 2013
In 2013 I won a photographic competition entitled “Be Local”. The competition was run by the Edinburgh University in association with the Photographic Society. See complete detail at Edinburgh International Photography Competition, 2012.
Corporate Social Responsibility, Prima Plus, 2010
In 2010, I collaborated with a successful company, which is dealing with the manufacturing and marketing of flexible tubes for electric circuits. The company has included me as their main corporate social responsibility partner and case study. Thank you Prima Plus.
TEDx Square Mile London, 2013
In October 2013 I delivered my first TED talk at the locally organised TEDx Square Mile in London. The title of my talk was “Exploring Mountains with new eyes” and conveys stories about climate change research, mountaineering and exploration in the context of “Rediscovery”. Check out my full TEDx talk below.
RoPortal – The Youngest Romanian to reach an elevation in excess of 7000m, 2010
In 2010 during a successful Romanian expedition on Khan Tengri (7010m) – the most difficult “Snow Leopard” and most nordic 7000m peak in the world, I became the youngest climber in Romania to scale this mountain and above an altitude of 7000m. I was only 19 years old and just graduated from high school. After a serious battle with a snow storm which kept us stranded at 6000m in camp 3, we reached the summit of the “Lord of the spirits” on August 8, 2010. Full article at ROPortal.ro