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Watch First Ski Descents of Alpine Lines in Georgian Dolomites

At the end of March 2016, South Tyrolean alpinists Wolfgang Hell, Aaron Durogati, Daniel Ladurner and Alessandro d’Emilia travelled to Georgia to explore the relatively uncharted Chauki Dolomites. After flying from Venice to Istanbul, they continued their journey to the tiny village Juta in Georgia, from where they then went on foot into the heart of the Georgian Dolomites where they established their base camp at 2,700 metres.

Over the next few weeks, the alpinists skied a total of 11 couloirs up to 60° that varied in length between 600 and 1,000 metres. Highlights included M-line (60°, 550m), Chauki-line (60°, 650m), Small-line (60°, 700m), Big-line (50°, 550m) and Unexpectedly Line (60°).