Cosmin Andron

IFMGA Mountain & Ski Guide
AC IFMGA Mountain & Ski Guide Cosmin Andron stands in front of Mount Ama Dablam, Nepal. Clouds shroud part of the mountain and the village of Khumjung stands directly behind.

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.

Cosmin 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 Himalaya.

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


  • Carstensz Pyramid (4,884m/16,023ft), Western Papua
  • Denali (6,190m/20,308ft), Alaska, USA - Solo of the Cassin Ridge in 2010
AC IFMGA Mountain & Ski Guide Csomin Andron assists a climber on Mount Ama Dablam, Nepal. Stunning mountain scenery and clouds behind.

What an AMAZING adventure this has been and continues to be. A wonderful team of people and Gabriel, Cosmin and Christina have been simply the best - experienced professionals, totally supportive and great company.

Elizabeth Rolleston-Kerr, New Zealand
Climbers descend from Ama Dablam Base Camp, the mountain standing tall in the background

Epic trip; life changing! This expedition stretched me physically and mentally, and I can't thank you and the guides enough for the superb leadership and organization of it all.

Ryan Jurkovic, United States