By Staff Reporter : PNG Today
Sought after Mountain Mt. Hagen, Papua New Guinea, December 6, 2016: Romanian climber, Dor Geta Popescu summits Giluwe 14,327 ft., the highest volcano in Australia and Oceania on Monday, December 5, 2016, 9:20 AM, local time. This being the 6th of the highest volcanos on each continent from the 7 Volcanos Circuit, that Geta summited thus far.
Dor Geta Popescu is a member of the Romanian Climbing Federation and The Altitude Expeditions Team. She becomes the world’s youngest female climber, age13, that successfully summits Papua New Guinea’s volcano. “A unique mountain, unlike any I’ve climbed before! You have to carve your way through the jungle using a machete. Forge your way through the vegetation and then approach through alpine terrain with soggy, wet soil. We have circumvented many lakes to finally reach minor craters and some lava peaks dominated by the faraway silhouettes of the two peaks. What comes next, are the last 400 meters, the most beautiful, steep, rocky
and challenging final push guided by a restrained happiness of impending success. The peak is breathtaking: 360 degrees of mountains and valleys, peaks over 14,000 ft. projecting through the never-ending jungle. Yes, now I understand, I know why Giluwe is “sought after” mountain”- said Geta. Dor Geta Popescu is a professional member of The Romanian High Altitude Mountaineering Club. She completes 2016- breaking the age world record for high altitude by climbing Aconcagua - the highest mountain outside of Asia, Pico de Orizaba - the highest volcano of South America and Denali / McKinley – The Great One of North America.
Dor Geta Popescu holds The World Record for high altitude climbing for girls under 18. She has established 8- Age WR. She completed 6 of out of the 7 Volcanos Circuit, and she climbed 4 out of the 7 Summits Circuits. She received the “Romanian Climber of the Year,” Award for 2015, and in the last 3 years she has had successfully participated in 9 high altitude expeditions.
Geta’s expeditions for record setting are “Made in Romania,” outfitted by Altitude Expeditions Team and made possible by the following sponsors: Mures SRL, Dynamic ’92, Bravo Europa, Strindberg.ro - professional sportswear, Redis and Seven Mountains Circuits from the Carpathian Garden.
About Dor Geta Popescu
Date of Birth: June 4, 2003
Mountaineering, High Altitude, Technical Climbing
Member of the Altitude Mountaineering Athletic Club
Romanian Climbing Federation Athlete, representing
Romania in high altitude expeditions since 2013 as a
member of the Altitude Expeditions Team and
member of the Children’s National Team of
Awarded “Romanian Climber of the Year”, in:
• 2015 - High Altitude Climbing for ascending Ojos
del Salado, the tallest volcano in the world, 6,893
m- the youngest female climber in the world to
• 2013 and 2012 - athletic escalation, as a member of
the Children’s National Team of Escalation
Dor Geta Popescu, age 13, has The World Record for High Altitude Climbing for girls under 18. Her goal is the completion of the 7 Volcanos Circuit (the highest volcano on each continent) and the completion of the 7 Summits (the highest peak on each continent) at the age of 14, thus becoming the first female alpinist to complete the two
circuits. “High altitude mountaineering and climbing define me and makes me feel happy and special. The fact that only eight male alpinists completed the Seven Volcanos Circuit, 422 completed the Seven Circuits Summits and no female alpinist has ever completed both, makes me fight for this place. I want top performance and records, they
motivate me during my practices and my general preparation.”
The timeline for future record setting expeditions is:
• February 5 to 26, 2017, Mt. Cartensz Piramyd, the highest peak from Australia and Oceania, the most
technical summit of the 7 Summits. This is the 5th summit for Dor Geta Popescu and she hopes to establish a
new age world record. She will be the 2nd Romanian female climber to summit, following her sister Crina Coco
• April to May, 2017, Mt. Everest - at the moment pending approval is expected from the Nepalese
government; Dor Geta Popescu is under the allowed age for summiting in Nepal, as well as in China. The
access routes to Everest are through these countries. For Everest, Dor Geta Popescu, dreams to establish a new
age world record, and to be the first Romanian female climber to summit.
• December 2017, Mt. Vinson, the highest summit in Antarctica. Dor Geta Popescu will complete the 7
Summits and will become the youngest female climber in the world to succeed such a quest. She also hopes to
establish a new age world record. She will be the second Romanian female climber to summit, following Crina
• December 2017, Mt. Sidley, the highest volcano in Antarctica. Dor Geta Popescu will complete the 7
Volcanos Circuits and will become the youngest female climber in the world to succeed such a quest. She also
hopes to establish a new age world record. She will be the 2nd Romanian female climber to summit, following
Crina Coco Popescu.