“The temperature dropped to -25°C some days. A warm down jacket and a wind stopper was crucial.”
- Ilia Berulava
The Caucasus Mountains stretch from the Black Sea to the Caspian Sea and is the home of some of Europe’s highest peaks.
The Svaneti Region is home to, among many, the peaks of Mt. Ushba (4,710 meters), Mt. Tetnuldi (4,974 meters) and Mt. Shkhara (5,193 meters).
Because of sharp rocks and rough terrain, it wasn’t possible to reach the summit of all three mountains. But to climb and ski on all three peaks in a week was still an ambitious mission, especially considering the hard winds and low temperatures higher up in the mountains.