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Shkhara South, First Winter Ascent via South-southwest Ridge

Georgia, Caucasus

  • Climbs And Expeditions
  • Author: Archil Badriashvili
  • Climb Year: 2015
  • Publication Year: 2017

From December 16–19, 2015, Giorgi Tepnadze and I, with the help of Davit Mchedlishvili until the last camp, made the first winter ascent of Shkhara South (4,320m), a small top on the south-southwest ridge of Shkhara West (5,068m). The 2,100m ascent, with a total distance of more than 25km from the village of Ushguli and back, was rated 4A.

Archil Badriashvili, Georgia

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