At the end of January 2024, a well-known Hungarian mountaineering couple, Viktor Agostun and László Saz, David Kocsis and András Roszko, will set out to conquer the highest point of Georgia, Shkhara, according to the team statement sent to our editors.
As written, the peak, which sits at 5,193 metres, is a huge challenge to climb, especially in winter, with the first and so far only pair of Georgian climbers to scale the south wall in 2018. They added that since then, there has been no Further attempts to climb the 2,000-metre wall again in winter.
The team that started as part of the Hungarian national mountaineering team tested this in 2020, when it attempted to climb the southern wall, on the Pecno Khargyani route, which no one has ever approached the summit. Then, due to heavy snowfall in the difficult final stage, At an altitude of 4300 metres They had to go back.
According to the announcement, the current team will depart on January 19, 2024, and plans to return home on February 9. Their goal for the challenge is to plant the Hungarian flag on top of Shkhara.
In light of previous experiences, we have developed a new strategy with which we will go to the mountain. We know the technical difficulties and are ready to overcome them, so only the changing conditions of the mountain can present us with obstacles
Victor Agoston said.