Mountain rescue hut on 3,700 masl – the new project of the Altihut team
The Altihut team is about to launch a new project that will be realized in two stages, during 2023 and 2024. This is a new Mountain Rescue Hut in Kazbegi, on the way to the Summit of Mkinrvartsveri (Kazbegi) 5054, most popular and visited places in Georgia for adventure tourists. The hut will be constructed on the elevation of 3,700 masl, near the Bethlemi Hut (so called Meteo station).
The new Hut will create a new Mountain Rescue infrastructure, fully equipped with modern equipment required for emergency response to address specific needs of hikers and mountaineers visiting this destination. The Mountain rescue unit will consist of at least three paramedic Mountain Rescuers and doctor, during full active season. It will provide medical, first aid and rescue services to the visitors of the area. The Hut will also accommodate at least 15 visitors and travelers with full comfort and peace of mind.
The hut will also serve as a permanent base for mountain rescue training and exchange with European experts in this fields.
Altihut is the pioneer in the field of sustainable adventure tourism in Georgia and in the Caucus region, it has created totally new infrastructure on the elevation of 3014 masl on the way to the summit of mount Kazbegi. This new project is the evolutional development of the Altihut’s goals, based on the values and strategy of its founders, three Georgian entrepreneurs and impact investors.
Besides offering space for rescue infrastructure, this new project will strive to address waste management challenges, negatively affecting the attractiveness of this destination and challenges of climate change.
The project will try to minimize the negative impact on the environment by setting up a waste management system involving all the stakeholders in the region, The activities will be set up in line with our long-time motto in mind – “think globally, act locally” and #takecareofourplanet. Our goal is to minimizing the negative impact of Global Climate Change on the Planet from our country’s location and perspective.
The hut will be produced in Wil, Switzerland, by the same company that produced Altihut – S.Muller Holzebau AG
This project is realized in cooperation with the Swiss Company “Bally Peak Outlook Foundation” as they have decided to join forces with the Altihut trio to implement the project jointly. Bally will also support the training for local paramedics, mountain guides and mountain rescuers on an annual basis, in cooperation with the Swiss company “Air Zermatt”.
In connection with this project, on February 23, 2023, a visit to Georgia of the Bally Peak outlook Foundation is scheduled:
Edoardo Cela – Head of the Executive Committee, Bally Peak Outlook Foundation
Alex Preston – Member of the Board. Writer, author and a journalist
Dawa Steven Sherpa – Member of the Board, Bally Pick outlook Foundation. Alpinist, adventurer and climate advocate
Alex Fox – British Diplomat
Tom Edmunds – film director
Hugo Ure – Troy Asset Management
Charles Lindsay – Head of Legal, ICE
Quentin Soucek – Entrepreneur
Justin Fitzpatrick – CEO, Full Circl