Backcountry to the Fairytale forest Arakhveti, Lomisi ridge., N (north), 3,3 km., ⎋ 5 h., ⇡ 03:10 h., ↑ 750 m., ↓ 750 m., ▲ 2210 м.
Backcountry to the Fairytale forest Arakhveti, Lomisi ridge., N (north), 3,3 km., ⎋ 5 h., ⇡ 03:10 h., ↑ 750 m., ↓ 750 m., ▲ 2210 м.
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Backcountry to the Fairytale forest Arakhveti, Lomisi ridge., N (north), 3,3 km., ⎋ 5 h., ⇡ 03:10 h., ↑ 750 m., ↓ 750 m., ▲ 2210 м.

20/10/2018
Contact details
Send feedback to the author of the guidebook Oleg Gritskevich 
+995 591 340 500 (WhatsApp or Viber) 
Name of the route
Backcountry to the Fairytale forest Arakhveti, Lomisi ridge.
Route map
Map Key

Asсent options - orange lines
Descent options - blue lines
Avalanche danger - red zones

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Overview of the route
A lot of visual landmarks (forest, bushes, trees), relative avalanche safety, and northern exposure justify the characterization of this route as the best one to take when visibility conditions are poor (whiteout), there is a high level of avalanche danger, and there is a lack of quality powder. Moreover, this route is remarkable for its views, excellent snow, and virgin forest.
Features
This forest is inhabited by brown bears. In the winter, though, there is a good chance that they are sleeping somewhere under the snow and will not disturb you. For this reason, the route is not recommended to be taken in early December and in April.
Difficulty
Easy
Type
Ski touring & splitboarding
Experience
Confident skiing. Backcountry experience at least one year.
Exposure
N (north)
Mobile connection
Mobile communication is on the itinerary
Is the route accessible when the Cross Pass is closed?
Yes
Distance
3,3 km.
Total duration ⎋
⎋ 5 h.
Duration of skinning up ⇡
⇡ 03:10 h.
Ascent ↑
↑ 750 m.
Descent ↓
↓ 750 m.
Highest point ▲
▲ 2210 м.
Lowest point ▼
▼ 1460 м.
Risk Potential
Low risk
Best time
January, February, March
Route description

The route begins next to the village of Arakhveti (42.42619, 44.52679) along a small, wide valley, and then passes through open forest areas and the edge of the woods. The best place to stop and rest is an ancient stone cross sculpture at the altitude of 1830 meters (42.41753, 44.51952). The average angle of the slope is 23º. At its steepest point, the angle does not exceed 32°.

Route Details

From where the route begins, step by step instructions and other details of the routes, read in the printed version of the guidebook.

You can buy the printed Guidebook of the Gudauri freeride routes in Travel Bar, just 100 meters from the beginning of the gondola, opposite of the Casino.

Distinctive details of the route

Despite the fact that the route is pretty easy, it is still rather quiet here. Alternately, a little bit to the west on the same slope, dozens of freeriding tourists visit the Lomisi Monastery daily. Here, there is a high probability that you will be alone, face to face with the wildlife, and you will find untouched snow fields for descent (unless, of course, you meet those who read this guide the day before). However, there is quite a big choice of descent lines. Those who want to combine this route with the one to Lomisi Monastery can do that. In this case, it is optimal to ascend to the monastery following the standard route, then continue with a traverse descent to the east, and a 10-minute exit to the ascent route line to Arakhveti Forest. A combination of these two routes will allow you to get as high as 1 vertical kilometer instead of 750 meters. The total time on the route (taking into account the road to the starting point of the route and the return to the resort) increases from 4 to 6 hours.

Safety

Safety statistics for the route are good. So far, there have been no cases of avalanche initiation or involvement in them. Nevertheless, the absence of incidents on this slope should be attributed to the fact that this route is still rarely taken by freeriders, as it is not well-known. Despite the fact that the relief is quite safe here, there are several places where avalanches happen (marked in red on the map).

Clarify the level of avalanche danger before setting off for the route! Daily updated information on the level of avalanche danger can be found in the Gudauri Travel Bar (www.gudauri.bar).

Equipment
Standard equipment for freeriding - avalanche transceiver (beeper), probe, shovel., Ski touring / splitboard set.
Recommended maps for this region
Trekking Map # 4: Khevi, Stephantsminda, Gudauri, Truso. Skale 1 : 50 000.
Useful information

You can find information about the level of avalanche danger in the region, buy maps of the route, join an organized group, or order a professional mountain guide on this route in the Gudauri Travel Bar (www.gudauri.bar).

Rescue service: +995 790 211 100
Fire service, police, medical assistance: 112
Helicopters: +995 32 2243 503, +995 595 350 900, +995 595 404 606

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10:00–16:00 Clear sky 9°C Calm (south-west) 0 m/s
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22:00–04:00 Clear sky 6°C Light air (north-north-west) 1 m/s
26.10.2019 04:00–10:00 Clear sky 2°C Light air (north-north-west) 1 m/s
10:00–16:00 Fair 9°C Calm (south-south-east) 0 m/s
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10:00–16:00 Cloudy 4°C Light breeze (south-south-west) 2 m/s
16:00–22:00 Heavy rain 6 mm 5°C Gentle breeze (south-west) 4 m/s
22:00–04:00 Snow 1 mm 2°C Light air (south) 1 m/s
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