GMGA HISTORY

DATUNA RAKVIASHVILI

GMGA President

David, born in 1968 is certified mountain guide and masters candidate in sports of USSR. He is fascinated with mountaineering since 1983 and was actively involved as a sportsman in 1987-1997. David is cofounder and president of mountaineering and climbing association of Georgia. (1993-1996) He was leading expeditions organized by association in 1993-1996. From 1991 till 1993 he was a le ... read more

ARCHIL TSINTSADZE

GMGA Technical Leader

Archil Tsintsadze - UIAGM / IVBV-certified Mountain Guide at HELIKSIR since 2011. Archil holds a diploma of an Engineer Hydrologist from the Tbilisi State University's Department of Geography and Geology. After graduating in 1996, Archil changed his career to become a mountain guide. His work experience in the field is impressive: in addition to working at HELIKSIR, he is the director of the Al ... read more

IVANE VASHAKMADZE

founder member of the GMGA (Georgian Mountain)

Vano Vashakmadze is a founder member of the GMGA (Georgian Mountain Guides Association) and a certified mountain and ski guide. He has many years of experience climbing in the Caucasus, Pamir, Alps. Nowadays, he has a particular interest in the future development of the mountain regions of Georgia considering the preservation and protection of mountain culture, heritage and the environment. H ... read more

GEORGE APAKIDZE

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Gia Apakidze - mountain guide and ski instructor who is well known in many countries as an experienced guide of mountain-climbing groups to Kazbek (5,047 m), Ushba (4,710 m) and other peaks in Svaneti and Kazbegi regions. Gia holds a mountain guide certificate from the International Federation of Mountain Guides Associations (Switzerland) and the Georgian State School of Mountain Guides. A Mast ... read more

NICK ERKOMAISHVILI

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Born in 1970. Nick Erkomaishvili is certified mountain guide and candidate of masters in sports of USSR. Actively mountaineering since 1984. Professional mountaineering activity- (1986 - 2000); South Caucasus military district alpine team member. Took part in the expeditions of Pamir, Caucasus, Alps (1988-1991); Rescue instructor of Georgian Alpine club (1990-1993) Leader of the expeditions ... read more

GMGA STAFF

GURAM VASHAKMADZE

GMGA Coordinator

Guram Vashakmadze joined GMGA in October 2016. The young skier always had a passion for mountains and outdoor activities. Guram is currently GMGA secretary and technical coordinator of GMGA projects while continues active sportive career. ... read more
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