Kayland is proud to welcome in its ambassadors team the Romanian mountaineer Teofil Vlad, one of the most famous mountain men in the country, twice winner of the sportsman of the year award in Romania (in 2010 and 2013 for his feats on McKinley and Nanga Parbat).
Teofil is a complete mountaineer, who really practices many disciplines in the mountain world: in addition to alpine and Himalayan expeditions, he performes rock climbing and ice climbing, but his real passion is the opening of new routes on the highest in the world, above six thousand meters of altitude.
In his career he has already achieved prestigious milestones: just three years after starting the activity, he conquered the peak of Mont Blanc in 2002, and then started an escalation of performances that lead him to the summit of Nanga Parbat, in 2013, one of the most difficult peaks of the Himalayan group. In the meantime, he closed numerous ascents in the Andes, Karakorum, Kazakhstan, Africa and opened many new routes on the beloved Romanian mountains and in the Caucasus. Last year, he challenged the Yosemite mountains for the first time, and among the many climbs he managed to close the difficult Salathe Wall on El Capitan and the Northwest wall of the Half Dome.
Among his future projects, the opening of new challenging routes on peaks of 6-7000 meters and the climb of Pumori (7161 m) scheduled for next autumn.
In addition to mountaineering activities, Teofil writes regularly for mountain magazines in Romania, is a guest at national and international outdoor events and organizes climbing and mountaineering courses in the Carpathian mountains.