(Heads up: you’ll need a Google Cardboard or a similar VR headset to get the best out of this.) Last summer we were visited in Dilijan, Armenia, by an army of Discovery Channel filmmakers with swanky 360º video cameras that we weren’t allowed to take photos of. We spent two entertaining days dragging them through […]
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Following the success of the scouting & mapping expedition in 2016, the year just gone has been a staggering step-up for the Transcaucasian Trail in Armenia. With another New Year kicking in, I want to cast an eye back over the last 12 months and bring our supporters and followers up to speed on all […]
If you’re keen to hike a section of the TCT with a group of like-minded people next summer, and you’re keen to support the trail by doing so, you’ll be interested to hear that the first of 2018’s fundraising treks is now open for registration! When: June 11th-16th, 2018 Where: Dilijan National Park, Armenia Group size: […]
If you’re planning on hiking from Dilijan to Parz Lake and through to Goshavank, you’ll be pleased to hear that two brand new trails have just been opened on this important route through Dilijan National Park, and are now available for use by hikers and mountain bikers alike! A big part of the Transcaucasian Trail’s […]
Summer is here in the Caucasus, and for the Transcaucasian Trail team, that means only one thing: grabbing our tools and heading out into the mountains to open up more of this stunning region for hikers, adventure travellers, and lovers of the outdoors. This year, building on the success of last year’s trailbuilding efforts on […]
Last week I spoke in front of a full house at the Royal Geographical Society, telling the story of the Transcaucasian Expedition and the future of the trail project. The talk was live-streamed on Youtube and is now available to watch in full.
Can you imagine a mountain range as big as the Alps and the Pyrenees combined without a single established trekking route? In 2016, a team of idealistic outdoor enthusiasts in the Caucasus decided to build one… This film is a a glimpse into an average day in the field for the members of the Land […]
I’m exhausted. Drained. Overwhelmed. If I knew back in April what I know now, this expedition would have looked very different. This is, of course, exactly what I signed up for…
As I stuffed the last bag of food into my pack, slung it over my back, and locked Georgina’s doors, it occurred to me that this would be the first unsupported multi-day hiking foray of the Transcaucasian Expedition.
Tavush was always at the top of my list of places to explore on this expedition. This forested mountainous region in the north of Armenia consists mainly of the eastern fringes of the Lesser Caucasus range. On satellite imagery you can trace this stretch of dark green forest through southern Georgia, along the Armenia-Azerbaijan border, […]