#mindpower – meet Horia Colibăşanu in Romania

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In the last — 28th episode of the #mindpower series, the Romanian mountaineer Horia Colibăşanu reads an excerpt from the poem “Creative Spirit” by Aspazija included in the poetry collection “The Wings Spread Wide” (1920).

Horia Colibăşanu is considered Romania’s most successful high-altitude climber. He has ascended seven of the world’s highest peaks — reaching more than 8,000-meters above sea level without supplementary oxygen and support of the Sherpas. Horia’s successful attempts include the highest peak of the Karakoram Mountain Range, the dangerous K2, and several Himalayan peaks: the difficult Annapurna and the unpredictable Manaslu. He is also successfully participating in the so called Ironman Triathlons, a race consisting of a 2.4-mile (3.8 km) swim, a 112-mile (180 km) bicycle ride and a 26.2-mile (42.2 km) run.