The Minister of Sports, Thea Tsulukiani, had an important meeting with veteran mountaineers on the occasion of the 100th Anniversary of Georgian mountaineering.
She met veteran amateur climbers Avtandil Chkhikvadze (86 years), Tamaz Sharashenidze (69 years) and Vazha Chagelishvili (80 years) to appreciate them and wish good luck for future endeavours.
At the meeting, they discussed the issues of glacier expeditions and the Georgian mountaineering development. This directly leads to the development of the Cultural country ‘Georgia’.
Notably, on August 25- August 30, 2023, on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of Georgian national mountaineering, the academic doctor of biological sciences, old Avtandil Chkhikvadze, Tamaz Sharashenidze, Vazha Chagelishvili, Zurab Takidze, Giorgi Beriani, David Saldadze, Vasil Revishvili, and Luka Kvaratskhelia made a successful expedition on the glacier La.
In addition, with the funding of the Ministry of Sports, on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of Georgian mountaineering, a festival of mountaineers was held in Gveleti village of Kazbegi municipality. A massive expedition to the glacier was organized on October 3 – October 7, 2023, and 30 mountaineers participated.
The event had more than 100 guests. The festival ended with a grand concert. This year, 100 years have passed since the first Georgians climbed the glacier.
Expeditions, which laid the foundations of Georgian mountaineering, were carried out in August 1923 – by Giorgi Nikoladze and in September under the leadership of Alexander Mahanadze.
Mountaineering in Georgia:
Every alpine tour and generally mountaineering in Georgia is an extraordinary adventure. In Georgia, tourists experience the lovely world of glaciers and eternal ice peaks.
During an alpine tour, visitors can climb lots of mountains over 4,000 meters and a few mountains over 5,000. The excellent thing in Georgia is that visitors don’t need to be professional climbers to ascend most mountains over four as well as five thousand meters.
Most famous Georgian mountains, like Kazbek 5.047 m, Layla 4.009 m, or Tetnuldi 4.858m, can be climbed with almost no experience in mountaineering. If anyone plans an alpine tour to Georgia, the trip will become an unforgettable experience for them.