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Latest Blog Articles
For the past five years, our team has been chipping away at the monumental task of creating a 3,000-kilometer trail network across the Caucasus. It’s been slow work finding old trails, building new trails, and creating the resources necessary to help hikers have a safe and enjoyable experience. But it’s been work richly rewarded in […]
Here at TCT HQ, we dream of a day when a perfectly groomed trail network spans the Caucasus, trodden by intrepid hikers from across the region and the globe, bringing to light the beauty of these wild and ancient places, and helping revitalise mountain communities and conservation efforts at the same time. That day, of […]
Hike Vayots Dzor: New Trails, Ancient Trails, and Navigating Off-Trail with Armenia’s Newest Topo Map
This is a guest post by Alessandro Mambelli, Director & Co-Founder of our longtime partner Cartisan. Cartisan has been working to create the Caucasus’ first high-quality topographic hiking maps since 2018, and they just released their new map of the Vayots Dzor region– which we just took out on the trails for the first time.Ale […]
Ah, the old adage: “A good map is hard to find.” (No? Just us?) It’s particularly true in the Caucasus, where we’ve mainly resorted to satellite imagery and combing through old scans of Soviet military maps to figure out potential new routes. So we count ourselves very lucky to have smart friends like the people at […]
Like everyone, we’ve been working to adapt and reprioritize lately. With unprecedented global travel restrictions in place and most of our annual fundraisers cancelled, we’ve developed new– but still ambitious– summer plans. In short: the COVID-19 pandemic has made it impossible to run our international summer programs this year, but we’re not going to let […]