My friend and colleague
Marina Gorelova, the most reliable French-speaking guide
to Elbrus and other extreme adventures
invited me to accompany a group of great Italian travelers and documentary films makers from Italian Rai Uno TV channel as interpreter.
The group was shooting a film about Caucasian republics, including
Georgia, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Ossetia-Alania, Kabardino-Balkaria and Karachaevo-Cherkessia, united by the project “ ”. Overland
Philippe, the head of the project
The aim of the project is to get Italian spectators acquainted with beautiful places in
Caucasus, meet ordinary people and their healthy lifestyles, penetrate into authentic culture of people, living in this vast area.
Roberto, the cameraman
We met the group on the border between
Ossetia and Kabardino-Balkaria, with beautiful wild fields around the post.
Normally, in a clear weather in summer Elbrus looks greatly.
The morning of the next day after arrival was cloudy. So was Elbrus.
We took the ski lift on the
– mount Cheget
area for extreme skiing, close to Elbrus
On the ski lift
rhododendrons in blossom under our feet
The group is waiting when Elbrus will open itself, in vain
In accordance with the
Overland project, we visited local villages
studied, how slender and silent young Balkarian women
their excellent and healthy food
took pictures of people and their kids
and travelled by the rocky road to heaven
on the Russian jeep ‘Niva’
Life is good and challenging!
It smells with wild freshness and honey of the beauty.
Do you live like we do?