extreme sport accidents

At least eight injured as ski lift fails in Gudauri, Georgia

By | March 16th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , |

TBILISI, DFWatch--At least eight people were injured in an accident in Georgia’s ski resort Gudauri Friday as after a ski lift failed. Two people - a Swedish and Ukrainian national - are in a serious but not life threatening condition, while the others suffered minor injuries, Minister of Health Davit Sergeenko said, speaking to Imedi TV. [...]

Three Russian climbers dead in avalanche

By | January 10th, 2013|Categories: In brief, News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch — Four Russian climbers have been taken by an avalanche in the Kazbegi mountains in northern Georgia. One has been brought to safety alive, the other three are presumed dead. Rescue workers have been unable to find their bodies because of thick fog. The four […]

Busy season for Georgia’s mountain rescue workers

By | August 18th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch – Georgian rescue workers have conducted three separated operations to save foreign climbers stuck in the Georgian mountains. One Russian climber slipped when he was going out of his tent. He fell down from the cliff and died. The other two in his […]

Russian climbers rescued after two day search

By | August 8th, 2012|Categories: In brief, News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch – Four Russian climbers have been rescued from Svaneti, a mountain region north in Georgia adjacent to the greater Caucasus range. The four were found after a two days search, in an area cut off by a rockslide. One of the climbers had injured a leg, […]

Tbilisi death jumpers used car safety belt, likely cause

By | July 19th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch – The inquest into the death of a 23 year old woman and a 25 year old man after a rope jump from a bridge in Tbilisi is not yet finished, but there are indications that what caused the tragedy was the use of a provisional mechanism involving […]

Two die in rope jumping accident in Tbilisi

By | July 16th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch – A 23-year old woman and a 25-year old man died in a rope jumping accident in Tbilisi on Sunday. The two jumped together from a bridge. The woman, Mariam Kandashvili, died on the spot, while the man, Goga Goletiani, was taken to hospital, […]