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Mount Ushba, Georgia, 10 Day Guided Ascent

Vadym, a certified guide, wants to take you on an exciting 10 day ascent of the beautiful Mount Ushba in the Caucasus of Georgia.

Mountain RangeCaucasus
Duration10 days
Offer periodMay, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripNot specified

Description

Definitely one of the most famous peaks in the Caucasus, Mount Ushba (4,710m) is a great peak to climb. And for 10 days, I would like to guide you to its summit.

Along with the ascent of Ushba, on this trip you will also get to climb another wonderful peak in the Caucasus, Mount Tetnuldi (4,870m). The purpose of this climb will be to get you properly acclimatized. There is an enormous glacier near Tetnuldi, where we will practice ice and snow climbing. Along with those 2 peaks and glacier, you will also get to cross over the Amaranth pass. Other highlights of this trip include Mestia, where we will spend several nights in a guesthouse, the village of Becho, and the Gul glacier.

During the climb of Mount Ushba, we will be taking the Gabriel Khergiani route. This well known and popular route was one of the first routes taken to the peak’s summit. Another great part of the Mount Ushba climb is that you will get to enjoy sleeping in a bivvy bag in a bivouac at an altitude of 4,000 meters. The views you will get from the bivouac, just like the ones you will get from the summit, are tremendous.

Participants on this trip should have some prior mountaineering experience. It is also important to be in good physical condition.

This 10 day expedition is perfect for people who want to enjoy an all encompassing mountaineering adventure in the Caucasus. To experience it for yourself, just send me a request. I look forward to guiding you.

I also lead a week long climbing trip to the summit of another amazing  peak in the Caucasus, Mount Kazbek.

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Accommodation

Guesthouse in Mestia and tents and bivvy bags during the ascents.

More info

Participants much bring the following items: proper climbing clothing, mountaineering shoes and rock climbing shoes.

Meeting point

Tbilisi airport

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Itinerary

Day 1: Tetnuldi base camp

After we pick you up from the Tbilisi airport, we will transfer you to the top station of the Tetnuldi ski lift (2,000m). After that we will hike over the Amaranth pass to the glacier (3,700m) which rests at the foot of Mount Tetnuldi. We will spend the night in a tent at our base camp.

Day 2: High Altitude Acclimatization

We will do snow and ice training on the glacier. Afterwards, we will climb to the shoulder of Mount Tetnuldi (4,300m) and descend to the our base camp, where we will spend the night in a tent.

Day 3: Mount Tetnuldi summit (4,870m)

Today we will climb to the summit of Mount Tetnuldi. Afterwards, we will descend to Mestia, where we will spend the night in a guesthouse.

Day 4: Rest day

Day 5: Ushba base camp

We will transfer from Mestia to the village of Becho. After that, we will hike to the Gul glacier base (3,000m), which rests at the foot of Mount Ushba. We will spend the night in a tent.

Day 6: Gabriel Khergiani route

Today we will start our ascent of Ushba along the Gabriel Khergiani route until we reach a bivouac at 4,000 meters. We will spend the night in bivvy bags.

Day 7: Mount Ushba summit (4,710m)

We will climb to the Mount Ushba summit. Afterwards, we will return to the bivouac for the night.

Day 8: Mestia

Today we will descend from the bivouac to the Gul glacier then hike to the village of Becho and transfer to Mestia where we will spend the night in a guesthouse.

Day 9: Reserve day in case of bad weather or insufficient acclimatization

Day 10: Reserve day in case of bad weather or insufficient acclimatization


About the guide

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I am an aspirant IFMGA mountain guide based in Lviv, Ukraine. I have more than 20 years of climbing experience and have been ski touring for 15 years. I am also a specialist in avalanche training (CAA Level 1 Avalanche Course).

I am a member of the Russian Mountain Guides Association (RMGA) and currently an aspirant guide at the Polish Association of Mountain Guides (PSPW).

Join me and discover everything the Caucasus and the Carpathian Mountains have to offer!


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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 5671 each

Group of 2

EUR 3093 each

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Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation

- Transport during the trip

- Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Price details

Along with the guiding fee, the price also includes accommodation costs, meals, transportation, group equipment and personal mountaineering equipment, which includes helmet, harness, crampons, ice axe, two carabiners, climbing backpack, bivvy bag, sleeping bag and sleeping pad. However, the price does not include airfare and personal expenses.


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