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Coordinated by Mihai Gligan, 2006
The Apuseni Mountains/
Muntii Apuseni

Romanian Federation of Speleology & Romanian Ranger Association/ Federatia Romana de Speologie & Asociatia Rangerilor din Romania.

Format 22 x 30.5 cm, Hardbound, 200 pages, colour photos.
Bilingual: English & Romanian.

Photo-album/ Coffee-table book
CHF 34.–: Euro 26.–

Through the Apuseni Mountains and Caves of Romania 2D/3D are also available from Speleo Projects.


This album contains hundreds of spectacular photographs of the caves, karst landscapes, farms, and people of the Apuseni Mountain region south of Cluj, Romania. With the Romanian Federation of Speleology as one of the driving forces behind the book’s production, there is a strong focus on caves and karst in the text, and 40 pages are devoted exclusively to cave photos.


„Our concern for nature protection, our passion for the mountain and for caving had slowly brought us to a certain degree of knowledge about the hidden paths crossing the Apuseni, be it on the surface or underground...Once started, the work leading to this album took us roaming on mountain peaks, in caves, following trod valleys or streams, exploring forests and village roads, protected areas and quarries, in search for the genius of the place. We reached several forgotten hamlets, somehow intentionally placed by God in wonderful hidden places where time stands still, we admired each time in wonder the horses grazing free, we stepped into people’s homes, into wooden churches that they built with their hearts, into workshops of story-like artisans and we talked a lot to the people. That is how we found out that the gold of the Apuseni is not the one hidden in the ground...It is something very visible, found in people’s souls, in the unusual beauty of this landscape...houses...churches...traditions.“
–Mihai Gligan