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Wednesday, January 31, 2018


Georgia: Skiing in Gudauri: Day 6

We woke up in a foggy morning, still some of us decided to go skiing. After a little more than 2 hours we gave up and returned back to our rooms. Time for extra activities began, Georgian wine and brandy, dinner by Slatnar and playing cards for the whole evening.

Previous days of our Georgia trip: Day 5Day 4Day 3Day 2 and Day 1.

Foggy day wasn't good for skiing, so our legs received a vacation time

For every 100 points we had to drink a brandy. Slatnar cooked another great pasta.

Enka (like Uno) entertained us for the whole evening

GeoCache found:
- Georgia on my mind, GCV3AH, that received a visit by trackable item "Gift of Speed", TB6ZC51

Tuesday, January 30, 2018


Georgia: Skiing in Gudauri: Day 5

Time flies and we have been on the skis for the third day in a row. Kitschy day was here again.

Previous days of our Georgia trip: Day 4Day 3Day 2 and Day 1.

Nada and Tuši

Upper part of the ski resort

Same scenery as before


Countless off piste skiing possibilities

View to "New Gudauri" with ski slopes

Break time

Time to go back to the apartment

Monday, January 29, 2018


Georgia: Skiing in Gudauri: Day 4

We woke up in another awesome day for skiing. Let photos from Gudauri speak for themselves.

Few facts from the ski resort:
Gudauri has 57 km of ski runs and 7 lifts. The bottom station of first ski lift called Pirveli is at 1,990 m above sea level and the top station of the last ski lift is at 3,279 m, called Sadzele. The lifts work from 10:00 to 16:00, and from 9:00 to 17:00 in the later season when the day light is longer. Few things you can also do here are: heliski, ski touring, speed riding and paragliding.

Previous days of our Georgia trip: Day 3Day 2 and Day 1.

Map of Gudauri Ski Resort

White fairy tale

One of the easiest tracks

After the day on skis it was time for typical Georgian dinner, red wine and khinkali

Sunday, January 28, 2018


Georgia: Skiing in Gudauri: Day 3

Our first skiing day in Gudauri was finally here. We rented the equipment and the adventures on snow began. Fog in the valley didn't bother us, since we had a clear sky in the upper parts.

Previous days of our Georgia trip: Day 2 and Day 1.


Above the fog

Snack time: Adjaruli Khachapuri

Nearby mountains

Mount Sadzele, 3279 m, and Mount Kudebi, 3006 m, are the highest points of Gudauri Ski Resort.

Dinner time

Saturday, January 27, 2018


Georgia: From Kutaisi to Gudauri: Day 2

After a couple of hours on the plane we landed in Kutaisi, in the legislative capital of Georgia. Bus driver picked us up and we were soon on the road past the capital Tbilisi to our destination Gudauri, where the chauffeur found our apartment and dropped us off. We settled in the bar and waited for the owner to show us our 2 rooms. Soon we returned back to the bar, where we started to learn Georgian language, with 3.7 million native speakers and its own writing system, the Georgian script.

Soon the beer stock depleted and after we asked the bartender, what he will do about it and his answer was "Not my problem!" we just switched to chacha.

Previous days of our Georgia trip: Day 1.

On the road halfway to Tbilisi. Most of the vehicles have damaged windscreens.

Arrived to Gudauri

Bar in our apartment building

I guess we will have enough snow for skiing the next days

Our building with apartments

Chacha kicked in

Friday, January 26, 2018


Slovenia / Hungary: Traveling to Georgia: Day 1

A group of skiing and snowboarding enthusiasts gathered a while ago many times and agreed that it is time to smell the snow in Gudauri, Georgia. Nada, Boris, Baki, Mrki, Slatnar, Opl, Gic and Tuši were the crew of this adventure. Our schedule for the first day was to drive from Slovenia to Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport, where we boarded the plane to Kutaisi, Georgia. Boris did a great job and we all arrived safely and thirstless to our destination of the first day.

Half of the crew on emergency stop

We passed all checks and successfully boarded the plane

Thursday, January 25, 2018


SloveniaBlood plasma and Geocaching with Kick Scooter

After work I donated some blood plasma, cca half a litre. Plasmapheresis is the removal, treatment, and return or exchange of blood plasma or components thereof from and to the blood circulation. It is thus an extracorporeal therapy. After I was finished I had to meet Nada, so I used my kick scooter to get there and on my way I picked up some geocaches.

After I gave some blood I found some geocaches. Only one egg contained a logbook in this case.

GeoCaches found:
- klavnica, GC2WGG1, where I took trackable item "Reiske(ver) Dinaric Alps", TB6F83E
- Želod, GC6DW1V, where I placed trackable item "Reiske(ver) Dinaric Alps", TB6F83E
- Oslo­dro­m/ Donkeydrom, GC3ADNT, where I retrieved trackable item "Gift of Speed", TB6ZC51

Wednesday, January 24, 2018


Slovenia: Direktna and Centralna ravine in Begunjščica in the Morning

In the morning Lovro and me woke up early and started our hike towards the entrance of Direktna ravine (IV-/II-III, 300 m) in Begunjščica. Filled with snow it was easy to climb and a little past 8 o'clock in the morning we were standing on top of the mountain. We put on our skis and rushed down through Central ravine (III+, S4) to our work place.

We woke up before the Sun came out

Entrance to Direktna ravine

Lovro exiting the first part of the climbing

View to nearby Vrtača, Zelenjak and Palec

Selfie on our way up


Finally the summit

Posing with our highest mountain, Triglav

Time to go down

Another great start of the day

Tuesday, January 23, 2018


Slovenia: GeoCaching in Ljubljana

After work I picked up my kick scooter and went geocaching. 4 new treasurers were discovered and  13 kilometers were made with my Hilka (kick scooter's name).

Alpine ski polygon Gunclje

Abandoned ski jumping hill

View to Šmarna gora

GeoCaches found:
- Obvozna proga V: Klancina, Mystery, GC39V0W
- Slovene painters 2: Stane Kregar, GC38GN5, where I retreived trackable item "Reiske(ver) Dinaric Alps", TB6F83E and it followed me to the next caches
- Alpski poligon Gunclje/Alpin ski polygon Gunclje, GC2M2HQ
- Kanjon Kokre, GC53HRA

Sunday, January 21, 2018


Slovenia: Skiing in Central Ravine in Begunjščica

There is plenty of snow in Slovenia and since many ravines are totally covered with it, I decided to ski one of them. For the first time I chose Central Ravine (III+, S4) in Begunjščica and it was much easier than I thought it would be. We finished the day in Dom na Zelenici mountain hut, testing the new skilift.

If you want to go down, you have to go up first

Place is very popular

View to the East

View to the West towards Triglav

Skiing Central ravine in Begunjščica, 2060 m