Wednesday, 19. June 2013 - 11:06
20. 02. 12. - 14:00
20. 02. 12. - 14:00
Romanian Crina Coco Popescu, 16, set a world record for being the first woman to climb the highest mountain in Antarctica, Mount Sidley, at 4,285 metres, according to the World Records Academy.
Popescu is also the first woman climber in the world to complete the Seven Volcanoes circuit.
Through climbing Mount Sidley, Popescu is also the first woman ever to reach this volcano.
She thereby finished the circuit of the Volcanic Seven Summits, which are the highest volcanoes of the seven continents.
Popescu wrote on her blog that she plans to start a new expedition on 28 March, to reach the North Pole on skis, part of another record attempt - reaching the two poles on skis in the same year.
In 2010, Crina Coco Popescu became the youngest person in the world to have climbed Carstensz Pyramid mountain (4,884 metres) in Indonesia
Popescu climbed Carstensz Pyramid on 24 January, Montan Altitudine Sport Club announced then.
The world record was set during a five-week expedition in which Popescu participated together with her father Ovidiu Popescu.
The world record was previously held by American Samantha Larson, who reached the summit in 2007 at the age of 18.
The expedition organised by Montan Altitudine included three mountain peaks, Kosciuszko (2,228 metres), Giluwe (4,368 metres) and Carstensz Pyramid (4,884 metres).
Carstensz Pyramid is the highest mountain in Oceania and is considered to be the most- technically difficult of the Seven Summits.
Tragic Ski Girl Dies
A 10-year-old British schoolgirl has died after skiing into a tree at high speed during a family holiday tragedy in the Austrian Alps.
Police chiefs in Hamburg, Germany, are celebrating after new crime figures showed there wasn't a single bank robbery in the city last year.
Chinese property developers who've been thwarted in a bid to buy up an entire Austrian village have settled on the next best thing - an entire life-sized replica.
Austrian children help Romanian kids
A charity project run by the middle school in Hippach has been recognised with an award for its social work by officials in Tyrol.
Mother kills disabled daughter because she couldnt take care of her any longer
A Romanian woman killed her 8 year-old disabled daughter on Wednesday (yesterday)because she couldn't pay for her care, Libertatea newspaper reports.
Policeman accused of sex with the son of his girlfriend
A Policeman from Vulcan, Western Romania is currently being investigated for having sex with a minor, the son of his girlfriend, Cancan newspaper informs today (Thurs).
Serial killer survivor walks away alive after fall
An 85 year-old woman who survived the most cruel and notorious serial killer in Romania some 40 years ago, recently fell from the first floor of her apartment building and she walked away safe and sound, Cancan newspaper reports today (Thurs).
The son of Qatar Airlines BA beaten up in Romania
The son of the Board of Administration of Qatar Airlines Akbar Al Baker, was beaten up over the weekend at the launching party of a posh club in Mamaia, at the Romanian Black Sea shore, Cancan newspaper reports.
Majority starts presidentís suspension procedures
A day after the Social Liberal Union (USL) legislators dismissed with a large majority of votes the two Speakers of the Parliament, the Union started today the procedures for the suspension and possible impeachment of President Traian Basescu. This is the second time when the Parliament asks for Basescuís suspension.
Some 177 Roma repatriated by French authorities to Romania
Some 177 Romanian citizens of Roma origin were repatriated on Tuesday night from Lille, France, Romania TV news channel informs today (Weds).
The most popular stories –
last 7 days
|Naked men arrested with sex dolls|
|Three snow leopards born|
|Man slices of hand in circular saw|
|Man dies in manure pit|
|Punter robs prostitute|