Cosmin Andron

Cosmin Andron

IFMGA Mountain & Ski Guide

Philosophy professor turned Mountain Guide, Cosmin Andron feels more at home in the rugged mountains of the world or on a steep rock face than in the urban jungle.

  • Bio

    Cosmin portraitCosmin began climbing in 1989 at the age of 13 in his native Northern Transylvania (Romania). After an initial career as a Philosophy & Classics lecturer at the University of London and various academic positions in Ireland, Romania and China, in 2010 he decided to make the move to a full-time guiding career. 

    A fully qualified IFMGA Mountain & Ski Guide, Cosmin has guided all over the globe, including the Carpathian Mountains of Central and Eastern Europe, the European Alps, Africa (Mount Kenya, Kilimanjaro, Jebel Toubkal), Oceania (Puncak Jaya/Carstensz Pyramid), the Southern Alps of New Zealand, South America (Cotopaxi, Iliniza N), Tibet, and both the Indian and Nepali Himalayas.

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  • Notable Ascents


    • Banji Feng North (5,430m/17,815ft), Sichuan - First ascent: Transilvania Avenue TD+ (6a, A0, M4) in 2006
    • Siguniang Shan (6,250m/20,505ft), Sichuan - First ascent: Suffering First Class V A3 5.10+ in 2006
    • Shishapangma (8,013m/26,289ft), Tibet - Attempt on a new route on the SW face, reached 7,000m+ in 2011


    • Khhang Shiling (6,360m/20,866ft), Himachal - Guided the first ascent by the NE face in 2013
    • Bhagirathi I (6,856m/22,493ft), Garwahl - SW face, attempt of a new line in 2014
    • T16 South Summit (6,431m/21,099ft), Zanskar - First ascent by the S face, “Supercouloir” 1,200m+, ED snow 75* max, WI 4+, M5/6, 6b, C1 in 2016
    • Hanuman Wall (4,700m/15,420ft), Ladakh - First ascent: Monkey Business TD+ / 6a+ 500m in 2017


    • Gandharva Chuli (6,248m/20,499ft), Annapurna - First ascent by the SW/W ridge in 2013


    • Denali (6,190m/20,308ft), Alaska - Solo of the Cassin Ridge in 2010