"STILL WILD GEORGIA" - BACKCOUNTRY SKIING IN THE MOUNTAINS OF GEORGIA
“Still Wild - Georgia” books series is written by Oleg Gritskevich, mountain guide and avalanche specialist, and is the result of over 10 years of holistic and systematic research into the possibilities for the backcountry in the mountains of Georgia by the author of this book.
«Still Wild - Georgia» guidebooks can be seen as gourmet recipe books in the form of routes. Still, it is better to think of it like a restaurant menu with a list of gourmet dishes served under particular weather and snow conditions in unique places with special seasoning (aspect, slope steepness, height difference).
Often we know what this or that dish consists of, and, in theory, we can buy the necessary ingredients and cook it ourselves. But we go to a restaurant to enjoy the excellent quality of our chosen dish, prepared by a professional.
If we draw a figurative analogy of this guidebook with a restaurant menu. In that case, the cook and waiter who will present the dish you have chosen in the best way (in our case, the route) will be one of the local professional guides, many of whom work as mountain rescuers. But if you have enough experience in combining all components and risk management, you can go to the mountains on your own.
Bon appetite to Freeriding and Life!