First snow this autumn falls in the Retezat Mountains

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The first snow this autumn fell in the Retezat Massif, at an altitude of 2,000 meters, in the area of the glacial lakes the Zanoaga and the Bucura, after temperatures dipped below freezing, at night, but snow melted quickly during the next day, as the sun’s rays are still strong.

It was snowing Tuesday toward Wednesday night, for the first time in this season. But when the sun rose, the snow melted quite quickly, the more that temperatures are generally above zero, and ground is still warm,’ the head of the Hunedoara Public County Mountain Rescue Service Ovidiu Bodean told Agerpres on Wednesday.

Mountain rescuers strongly recommend the tourists hiking in the Retezat Massif (north-west of Bucharest) belonging to the Southern Carpathians, the highest Carpathian mountains, and who plan to pitch their tents at high altitudes, they should wear warm clothes, because the weather might change any moment and they might face freezing.

Hunedoara Mountain Rescue Service supplies aid in several places of the Retezat Massif, and that of Zanoaga is scheduled to be operational by the end of next week. The permanent services in the mountain rescue shelters at Bucura and Pietrele will stay open for one more week.

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