2017 in Twelve Pictures
Final steps on approach to Dadiashi saddle (3050m). Icy barrier of Shkhara and Dzhangi blocks the horizon. These peaks are among the highest in the Caucasus.
Snow ridge above Nurmish Pass (3600m) offers an unequaled views of Gestola (left) and Tetnuld (right).
Meadows in full bloom below Mt.Latraldash (3370m). That slightly overcast day was perfect for taking pictures of flowers. Note also the white thread of mountain stream.
Summit ridge of Mt.Latraldash. It was the first guided climb of the season therefore the most difficult. Some care should be taken while negotiating this section. Overall this is an easy scrambling route.
On the day hike around Mestia.
Seri glacier above Herazh plateau. In September most glaciers look this way so crampons are absolute necessity.
The base camp of peak Komsomol at 2600m. Another 1100m should be climbed to reach it's top with splendid views of Svaneti mountains. Ushba is as always present!
In the forgotten corner of Svaneti. Peaks, glaciers and meadows.
White expanse of Dolra glacier which is among the largest in Svaneti. Cloudless day with great views of Ushba and surrounding peaks.
Beautiful late afternoon in September after climbing Mt.Kvamp (3560m)
Approaching Chizhdi Pass (3100m) on the way to Mt.Layla
West Layla glacier and the base camp (2700m) of Mt.Layla