Alex Nagy was born and raised in Brasov, in the heart of legendary Transylvania, close to Romania's highest mountains, the Fagaras. At an early age, he was fascinated by the magnificent image of these peaks, snow-capped from November to May, and his first love was skiing. He has worked in mountain rescue since 1984 and been a professional mountain guide and ski instructor since 1990. Alex received his university degree in Physical Education and Sports and also spent nine years rock-climbing and mountaineering in competitions with the local army team. He enjoys sharing his knowledge of Romania's ancient cultures and in particular loves Transylvania's fortified churches, which are unique in Europe. "There is nothing better than visiting these incredible churches to experience the history they represent, then entering the great cathedral of nature, which is what the mountains are, to meditate on the important things in life." Alex speaks fluent English and basic German. In his free time, he spends his time out in nature, away from the city, and hopes one day to enjoy a long journey in the Sierras or Rockies. In the past, he has traveled to the US to teach skiing at North Star in Lake Tahoe.
Alex is extremely knowledgeable about his country and its history, both of which are fascinating. He puts my own knowledge of where I'm from to shame!
Alex was amazing. Of my three trips with Wilderness Travel, Alex is far and away my favorite trip leader. He is as genuine as they come.
Alex’s passion for the mountains and his empathy for the people was most evident. His knowledge and understanding of the areas we visited added another dimension to the trip.
Akex is very passionate about hiking and the mountains, and his knowledge about his home country of Romania was helpful.
Alex is an absolute joy to be around. His ability to make everyone laugh is a genuine gift. It's also clear that his vast wilderness experience serves him well.
Alex is passionate and highly knowledgeable about Romania. He is very professional and hard working, with a tremendous concern for everything and everyone on the trip.
Alex is a very personable, enthusiastic, and knowledgeable—an excellent leader!
Alex was very knowledgeable about the history of Romania and readily shared it with us. He was also a very good hiking leader.