Up and beyond: Going to Altihut 3014 on Kazbeg
by Noémie Goldberg and Joerg Dauscher
The decision to take all the gear with us turned out to make sense: We were to use both, snowshoes and crampons. Without the snowshoes we would have not been able to manage the ascent through the high valley, the crampons we needed for the icy traverses. We had estimated a five hours climb maximum up to Altihut from 1700 to 3000 meters but it became almost six.