SKI-TOUR expedition takes place in the snowy mountains of Abkhazia

24.02.2016 10:52
SKI-TOUR expedition takes place in the snowy mountains of Abkhazia
The Promoter - Fund "Mountain Abkhazia".

Adjara. February 24. Apsnypress. Dmitry Basariya. The event is held in order to develop routes for the winter outdoor activities such as backcountry skiing tour and freeride. This was reported from an alpine tourist base Adjara by the leader of the expedition, director of "Mountain Abkhazia" Foundation Tengiz Tarba.
 "Within the expedition there will be explored opportunities of the region for a ski tour and the made journeys. There will also be shooting a documentary about the backcountry and ski tour in the remote mountain regions of Abkhazia. During the month, we will implement the outputs of the alpine zone and describe the rise of routes to the top of Adjara, the lake Mzy, Atsetuk Pass, near the pass Chkha. It is necessary to identify options for descents and appreciate the complexity of the routes", - said Tengiz Tarba 
 As the director of "Mountain Abkhazia", ​​the most notable in this expedition is that the project has new partners. "In January, I met in Auadhara Alexey Zavodskiy and Oksana Chekulaeva. After several nights of conversations about the development of off-piste and ski-tour in Abkhazia, Oksana and Alexey agreed to me to help and take part in the expedition SKI-TOUR in the snow-capped mountains of Abkhazia. Oksana Chekulaeva is an athlete of team of The North Face Russia, a member of the Russian Association of mountain guides, Russian champion of freeride (snowboard). She agreed to act as a mountain guide of the expedition and to participate in the creation of a documentary film. Alexye Zavodskiy is an extreme photographer, traveler, author of the project "Photo Expedition", a permanent Russian National Geographic photographer, photographer of the team of The North Face Russia. He is the operator and photographer of the expedition. Alexey was able to attract to our project such large companies as The North Face Russia, National Geographic Russia, Canon Russia and Garmin Russia", - said Tengiz Tarba.
 SKI-TOUR expedition started on February 22 and will last until March 13. Now the members of the expedition are at the base of the alpine tourist Adjara, which is located in Auadhara gorge, where they plan to go in the direction of Ridge Atsetuk.
The expedition is supported by the President of Abkhazia. General sponsor of the expedition - the mobile operator "Aquafon". Equipment sponsor - The North Face Russia. Also, the project partners are Canon Russia and Garmin Russia. Information support - National Geographic Russia, news agency RIA Novosti, TV channels "My Planet", "Through the eyes of a tourist" and "Wildlife".

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