Trip: Ascent of Mount Tetnuldi (4858m)
Region: Upper Svaneti, Caucasus, Georgia
Dates: 7th – 14th July 2018
Experience required: Alpine climbing / mountaineering experience at PD/PD+. Strong fitness.
Price: £999 per person
Join us on our 2018 mountaineering expedition to Mount Tetnuldi (4858m), deep in the remote region of Upper Svaneti in the Georgian Caucasus.
Experience the thrill of climbing a summit higher than Mt Blanc, but without the crowds.
Mount Tetnuldi is a majestic peak in the Caucasus and the we take an exciting route across the West Face and along the South West ridge to the summit. This is a great mountaineering peak in a true wilderness.
Mestia, the capital of Upper Svaneti and our base for the climb, is a small town steeped in history nestled in the valleys of the High Caucasus. A paved road to the town was only completed in 2011 and the region still retains a strong local culture, with its own language, which developed independently of the rest of Georgia.
7th July: Collection early morning from Tbilisi and transfer to Mestia. (8-9 hours) Dinner in Mestia.
8th July: Transfer to the start of the climb, hike up to Camp 1 (~3000m)
9th July: Ascend to Camp 2 / Base Camp at ~3700m
10th July: Acclimatisation day / excursion to Camp 3 (~4300m)
11th July: Summit Day
12th July; Spare Summit Day
13th July: Descend and transfer back to Mestia. Dinner on us.
14th July: Transfer to Tbilisi.
Collection and return to / from Kutaisi can also be arranged.
There are limited rescue services in the Caucasus and the region feels very remote in comparison to the Alps, for this reason the cost includes a dedicated expedition medic as well as the qualified guiding team.
– Qualified GMGA guiding team.
– Dedicated UK expedition medic
– Accommodation (excl. Tbilisi / Kutaisi)
– Shared climbing equipment
– Shared camping equipment (tents, stoves)
– Expedition meals (morning and evening)
– Selected evening meals in Mestia
– Fully equipped medical kit
We are pleased to be partnered with Be Well Expedition Food and Extreme Adventure Food for this expedition.
What you need.
Graded Russian 2B, Tetnuldi is a physically demanding climb with some relatively easy technical sections. The ascent feels long and committing so a strong level of fitness is required and participants should be comfortable at PD graded alpine routes.
All group equipment is provided but you will need to bring your personal climbing, camping gear and clothing including:
– Mountaineering boots
– Ice axe
– Sleeping bag
– Ground mat
Morning and evening expedition meals are provided but you will need to bring your own lunches / snacks for the climb.
Personal climbing insurance providing mountain rescue is also required.
Flights not included.
Maximum group number: 8
£999 per person.
Limited space. Book now.
Interest? Have any queries? Please don’t hesitate to give us a call on (+44)01822 370007 or send us an email on firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be pleased to assist.
Want to extend? Georgia is a fantastic country and we’d be happy to recommend various other activities – single or multi-day hikes or other climbs in the region.
Can’t do these dates? We are happy to arrange alternative tour dates and itineraries specific to your needs.