It is the third highest mountain in Georgia(5,033m).The summit lies directly to the west of the town of Stepantsminda and is the most prominent geographic feature of the area. Mt. Kazbek is the highest peak of Eastern Georgia. Kazbek is a potentially active volcano.Mount Kazbek is associated in Georgian folklore with Amirani, the Georgian version of Prometheus, who was chained on the mountain in punishment for having stolen fire from the gods and having given it to mortals. The location of his imprisonment later became the site of an Orthodox hermitage located in a cave called “Betlemi” (Bethlehem) at around the 4000 meter level. According to legends, this cave housed many sacred relics, including Abraham's tent and the manger of the infant Jesus.
Just under Mt Kazbegi at an elevation of 2170 meters is situated Gergeti Trinity Church from XIV century. Both,church and Mt Kazbegi creates unforgettable and the most spectacular, romantic view that you can only imagine. Church can be easily reached by 4x4 cars,wouldn't recommend getting there with any other cars especially when is raining or snowing. You may stuck there forever! So be careful.
Use Tsminda Sameba Church where you can set up your tent (2170m) as your base to reach the summit.Under usual summer conditions, the standard glacier gear is enough to handle the climb - crampons, ice axe, rope, harness.A warm, windproof clothes is a must - the mountain is a lone stander and attracts gale winds, which can pull the temperature below -20C, even on a sunny summer day. Trekking poles and ski goggles makes sense to carry.
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