Spring is the most advantageous time for skitour expeditions to Mount Kazbek. While the high-altitude temperatures are not that winter-extreme anymore, the snowpack is already deep enough to cover crevasses.
We will go beyond the classic climbing route to Kazbek from Georgia. Our motto is, a new line every day! We will skitour the Gergeti glacier and near the Ortsveri pass, climb to the Bethlemi Chapel (the world's highest-elevation Orthodox chapel), and curve a few lines from Kazbek slopes.
Proper acclimatization is vital for the safety and success of our expedition. We will gain altitude gradually: whereas on day 1 we will not climb higher than 3,000 meters, we'll be able to ski down from 4,500 meters on the day before the summit day!
Despite the daily climb of 1,000–1,500 vertical meters, we'll have to carry heavy backpacks for just one day, from the Gergeti Trinity Church to our basecamp in the Bethlemi Hut. Every day after that, we will skin up the glaciers fast and light.
* minimal required group — 2 participants