Sandwiched between Europe and Asia are the high and mighty Caucasus mountains, and stretch between the Caspian Sea to the east and the Black Sea to the west. Covered in oak, maple and ash forests, sense the serene and stunning backdrop as you climb on some of the highest mountains in Europe. Visit between the months of June and September for ideal mountain climbing conditions.
What should I know about Mountain Climbing Georgia?
Located in the Caucasus region in Eurasia, lying between Europe and Asia, the country of Georgia is an important area at the crossroads of various cultures. It is bordered to the north by Russia, to the southeast by Azerbaijan, to the south by Turkey and Armenia, and to the west by the Black Sea. After an early period of unification, the borders of Georgia passed through the hands of various regional powers, including the Mongols, the Ottoman Empire, Iran and Russia.
Why should I choose Georgia for my Mountain Climbing adventure?
Wild Georgian landscapes
From the steep and dominating slopes of Mount Shkhara to the rolling and forested hills of the Svaneti region, the wild landscapes of Georgia are unique and breathtaking. Mountain climbing gives you a unique opportunity to explore these isolated regions, which are open to those who have at least an intermediate climbing level.
A lonesome range
The Caucasus mountains are enormous, and home to high and giant mountains. Yet unlike other popular European mountainside destinations, you’ll barely see or hear other mountain climbers. The country is much lesser known, but this is slowly changing. Avoid the more crowded resorts in the foothills and head out into the wilderness for an immersive experience.
Georgia’s traditions and customs have been cultivated throughout history with a mixture of diverse influences. After a brief period of unification, the territory of Georgia split up and passed through the hands of various regional powers, which included the Mongols and the Ottoman Empire, as well as the states of Iran and Russia, all flavouring its culture.
What can I expect from the weather in Georgia?
The climate of Georgia is diverse, influenced by subtropical trends from the west, and continental trends from the east. Once reaching over 2,000 meters, alpine conditions predominate with year-round snow.
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What’s the high season for Mountain Climbing in Georgia?
Visit between the months of June and September for ideal mountain climbing conditions.
Vladimir was our guide for summiting of Mount Kazbegi in July, 2019. He was a brilliant guide, as well as champion snow boarder, and I would highly recommend him for anyone planning climbing Kazbegi or Elbrus.
Hello Explore Share, Thanks for giving me the opportunity to rate your service. Here is a brief feedback : - Misha (our guide) was truly extraordinary : sincerely, he is a really top guide, not only technically, but also regarding his human qualities. If I could I would give him 6 out 5 stars ! - the trip was great : we had problems because of an accident that happened to another team the day before our ascent, but this is "mountain life", this can happen. - your service : I would rate it 2.5/5. It is not that it is not a good service - you link people like me with guides around the world, and the girl I had on the phone before the trip was really nice and perfectly answered my questions - but in our case we find it extremely expensive : we paid it 2900 euros in total, for a 2-day trip, which is more expensive than two guides and food and accomodation in the Alps for a trip this long. We were in Georgia, and life is way cheaper than in western Europe. If I do the calculus : - accomodation : two rooms for 2 nights (we were 4) : around 500 GEL ~ 160 euros - food : I don't know exactly, but knowing the prices there it was max 50 euros for 6 people (us 4 + 2 guides) for 2 nights - guides : there were 2 people, but 1 was not exactly a guide, in total for 2 days this would make maximum around 1200 euros => this makes a total of 1410 euros, which is half what we paid. I understand there is Explore Share's commission to pay the service, but I can't imagine it represents half the total price. Once again, globally the trip was good, but I think the price is really too high. Regarding what we had which was a 2-day trip, I would really expect a goodwill gesture from you, because without it I don't think I would recommend Explore Share to my friends. Best regards, Alexandre
Guide Vano was very good. Proficiency in English would be beneficial. Trip to Mount Kazbek was good, but time schedule for eating would be useful. Because when reaching the top we discovered that we were starving. The food what they offered in the basecamp was awesome. The toilet in the basecamp was terrible. First, it was too far from the main house, because if you had to go at the middle of the night then you had to put all your clothing on. And second, the cleanliness. Someone should keep an eye for it. And at all the basecamp rooms where not that clean.
Giorgi was safety focused and responsible throughout the trip. Although we didn't manage to summit, he clearly explained why it was dangerous to attempt. Good, constant reminders to communicate any discomfort and also observant regarding the client's confirm. Calm and fact oriented decision making at every level, not carried away by emotion. A great guide.
Ilia was a wonderful mountaineering guide :-) I can't wait to climb again with him next year ! JL
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