Romanian alpinist Crina Coco Popescu has entered for the second time in the Book of World Records, this time as ‘The World’s Most Successful Young Alpinist,’ due to her impressive world age records in alpinism, the World Record Academy (WRA), the publisher of the Book of World Records, has announced on their official website worldrecordacademy.com.
Crina “Coco” Popescu from Rasnov, Brasov county, Romania, was only 16 years old when she completed Seven Volcanoes circuit by climbing Mount Sidley – 4285 m – the highest volcano in Antarctica; “the Carpathians Deer” is also the youngest alpinist in the world who escalated six other peaks in the world – setting the record for the World’s Most Successful Young Alpinist, according to the source.
After successfully finalizing the expedition “Antarctica 2010-2011”, Crina became the first alpinist in the world who climbed the 7 highest peaks on the 7 continents: – Elbrus – Europe, Kilimanjaro – Africa, Damavand – Asia, Giluwe – Oceania, Ojos del Salado – South America, Pico de Orizaba – North America, Sidley – Antarctica.
Crina “Coco” Popescu (official name is Crina Imola Popescu) has been climbing mountains since she was 6; she is a member of “Altitude Mountain Sports Club” affiliated to “Romanian Alpinism and Escalade Federation”.
The young alpinist’s record is impressive since the debut: she climbed the Alps when she was 11, Dente del Giante, up to 4000 meters. Olimp, Ararat and Mont Blanc were next; when she was 12 she climbed Kalapatar, in Nepal; when she was 13 she was climbing Kazbek in the Caucasians, Damavand and Alam Kuh in Iran.
“At 16 years old, Coco Popescu already had six age records in alpinism, joined by the ones beat in Antarctica, and a title of Sport Master. She is a Nadia Comaneci of world alpinism!”, according to WRA. Crina “Coco” Popescu will receive the Medal of Honor awarded by WRA only to the ones achieving exceptional world records in sport; only 10 such medals are awarded annually.
Crina Coco Popescu is now a student in the 12th grade and she is preparing for the baccalaureate examination.