Me, together with my girlfriend Åsa and Vincent Brunner (GER) who we met at our guesthouse in the valley, summited Mount Kazbek in perfect weather 28 July. Day 1 we hiked to camp 1, day 2 we continued up to camp 2 at the Bethlemi hut. On summitday we left camp at 02:20 and stood on the summit at 10:00. It was a very long scramble through dirty and dry glacier until we reached good snow. Route finding in the dark was not too easy. A long and beautiful climb in very nice weather conditions. No doubt an extra day at camp 2 would have have been good for acclimatizaion.
Guesthouse Nazy in Gerengeti I can warmly recommend.
It was a great adventure, we had perfect weather. For photos an informations (in German) see: http://www.hikr.org/tour/post84540.html
Climbed solo, normal route from Bethlemi Hut. Start 3am, top 8.45am, back 12.30. Good conditions, unfortunately cloudy on the peak.
Went up by the normal route. Camped by the river one night and then by the Black Cross. Weather wasn't great so had a couple of storms and then another on summit day, just at the top so didn't actually see the mountain until we'd made it back down to the bottom. 3,300m of ascent from Kazbegi so very physical if you take your own food, tent, etc.
Quite long but rewarding route. Got the perfect weather during the summit bid. Camped in tents little above 'White cross'.
Great time with 'Baniaczek team'.
The only calm and sunny day without the storm. Perfect summit day with great company of Jacek, Piotr, Adrian and Lukasz.
Very nice climb, easy walking and a little bit of steep terrain before the summit! Done in 7 hours from Betlemi meteo, 3 hours down.
28/04/13 - walk from Kazbegi to meteo station.
29\04\13 - start 7 a.m., Top - 01 p.m., down on ski to meteo station - 3p.m., 2 hours rest and down by ski to Kazbegi. In village - 9p.m.
Good weather, sunny, not wind, but many snow.
We started around 3am from meteostation. We had very nice weather.
Awesome weather. From the village to the top and back to the village took only 2 days. Aclimatization before in Turkey.
first attempt about 4850 m and go down because the weather so bad, waite one day and success about 8:00 o clock ;)
a little bit crowded in this perfect day
Climbed at night with full moon, strongly recommend! Best to summit by sunrise and descend via normal route before snow softens and gives easy access into crevasses.
Perfect climb on the hard packed snow, no crampones until the Seddle. Ideal views of all the Caucasus. Start from Bethlemi at 3.30, 10.30 on the top. Back to Kazbegi 19.00 the same day.
With a two polish men, meet by accident. First day: from church to meteo station. 2nd day: From meteo station to a little metal church somewhere above, then back to station. Third day to the top, and back to Kazbegi. 4th day, suffering from burned eyes. Don't forget the sunglasses :)
Ascent and ski descent SE Face (50°/3B). The perfect line.
Traverse of summit. Ascent via East Ramp, ski descent via south flank
Ski descent East Ramp (45°)
after 10 hours of fight in sun and snow at the end
together with two other members of our expedition
Milena Mihaylova, Nikolay Valkov, Georgi Madzharov, Deian Petkov and Yordan Dinev, all Bulgarians and members of Alpine Club "Planinetz" Sofia, summited at 14.00 local time in sort of stormy conditions after 8 hours of progress on the South-East face.