A view on the Kazbek Mountain from Stepantsminda, Georgia, 16 September 2017.
A man leads his horse on a glacier at an altitude of 3,550 metres.
The view from the peak of the Kazbek Mountain.
A climber walks towards the Kazbek Mountain at dawn.
Climbers climb on an ice wall at on altitude of 4,950 metres.
A climber stands on the peak of the Kazbek Mountain.
A climber is searching his way between gaps of the glacier.
A tent of climbers lies at an altitude of 2,650 metres.
Kazbek, a 5,047 metres high mountain to be climbed relatively easily, is located some 120 kms north of the Georgian capital Tbilisi with its peak above the border line between Georgia and Russia. The warming experienced in recent years entails new challenges for climbers, too – well-known routes are disappearing or becoming dangerous.