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Ascent of Gora Kazbek on 2010-10-02

Climber: Kevin Lentz

Date:Saturday, October 2, 2010
Ascent Type:No Summit Goal
Peak:Gora Kazbek
    Location:Georgia/Russia
    Elevation:2804 m / 9200 ft

Ascent Trip Report

From what I was told, we were lucky to have the weather we had as the peak is usually lost in clouds. We came up from Tbilisi and reached the Gergeti Trinity Church mid-morning. Our goal was to reach the glacier and do a little practice with crampons. However, one of the three in my party came down with the flu as we were reaching the trailhead. He got about 500 ft and told us to go on. The other dude and I reached about 9200 ft before we felt bad and decided to turn back.

I must say that the views across the steep valley over Stepantsminda to east were absolutely incredible. I'd love to go back someday and attempt the peak.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:640 m / 2100 ft
    Trailhead:Gergeti Trinity Church  2164 m / 7100 ft
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:2 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:1 Hours 30 Minutes



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