Top: World's first 360-degree Panorama of Ushguli, Svaneti, Georgia, Feb 24/2009, from 12 separate photos...

Wednesday, 13 February 2008

... So I went down to the village of Etseri at the end of January for the funeral of a lady I'd known there. She was 85 and had been bedridden for more than 10 years, with 3 unmarried children looking after her. I expected to be away a week, but my free ride back up to Ushguli took over 2 weeks. Thus the delay in new posts to the blog...

Here are some pictures from just before I left for Etseri, to be followed soon by some from Etseri itself.

Bottom - General shot of Ushguli with cool clouds over Mt Shkhara.

Snow has TEXTURE! (Well, especially if it's old.)

Snow has FORM! (Well, if the things under it do.)

Top - Tony on Skis! I went down one slope in deep powder, once, and fell over halfway down. But it's a start.


anna said...

Hi Tony, Next winter holiday we'll have to come to Georgia to ski since you seem to have much more snow than here in Finland. Good luck and Happy New Year 2008!

jthompson said...

Hi my name is Jason
I am looking at going to ushguli to go climbing and skiing later in may and june. I was wondering if there might be a way that i could get your email address or i can send you mine. i was seeing if you might be able to help me with some information.

jthompson said...

Hi its jason again i figured i would just send my email,

Thanks again

Tony Hanmer said...

Anna - you're most welcome to Ushguli!
See for guesthouse details there.