To be honest, of all the treks listed on this page, I finished maybe two thirds. So in order to finish the page I had to approach various people I found on the internet -
trekkers, photographers and bloggers. Luckily, all of them were very helpful, did let me use their photos or provided valuable informations. Here is the list of them. May they live long and prosper!
Fergal Hingerty - Irish walker who overcame serious back illness when he was bound to the wheelchair and has been walking ever since. He is the first person even to climb
the highest peak in every county of England, Wales and Ireland.
More about him can be found here.
But that's not why I have him on a No.1 spot of contributors. Fergal also visited Georgia several times and let me publish diaries of his hiking adventures. Seven installments.
So he also holds a record for "most helpful contributor" here. If you want to dethrone him and get this prestigious award, you would have to try really hard, this year he is returning to Georgia again :).
Julia & Olgierd - this couple of Polish hikers wrote a complete description of the trek "From Kistani to Akhielli through Kalotana pass",
provided me with their gpx log and many photos. Truly ideal cooperation!
Vahur Lokk - this Estonian hiker crossed from Lower Svaneti to Racha. And alone - that's really not recommended. Luckily, he survived and wrote a very interesting diary
about his adventure.
Zuzka & Michal - the couple of young Czech botanists who finished Svaneti - Racha trek and also wrote about it. And, as anyone familiar with the route should know,
also in this case it wasn't a very pleasant experience.
Thomas Dekiere - Dutch photographer always willing to help, provided several great photos, info about several treks and other advise.
Check his website http://thdk.be/ for great photos of (not only) Georgia.
Davit Berishvili - I first contacted him during planning of Tobavarchkhili trek, but since then we became a good friends. And lately, we've been doing also some business together.
Has great web about Georgia with many "off the beaten path places" -> www.georgiantour.com/
Josef Formanek - Czech trekker who walked with his friends from Mazeri to Chvelpi and gladly shared with me his photos and knowledge of the route.
Slavomír Horák - expert on Central Asia and Caucasus, helped me with Omalo-Diklo trail.
He has a great web about Tusheti (in Czech language) - http://tusetie.webnode.cz/
Adam D. - finished demanding trek from Shatili to Juta, shared his photos and info with me.
His photos from the trek can be found here
Pablo Naumkin - provided great photo of Ushba which I use quite often for various headers... because it's really good.
Břetislav Fiala - trekked all the way from Maami to Zhabeshi and provided beautiful photo of Adishi glacier.
Jochem B. - provided nice photos of Ananuri fortress and Friendship memorial. Has a web focused on travelling in post-communistic countries
Willem van den Bilt - checked my article about trek to the Ushba glacier for mistakes and grammar errors, also provided nice photo of the Ushba glacier.
Tanveer Singh - clever Indian photographer who let me use his photo of Chaukhi massif.
His web can be found here -> http://tanveer.smugmug.com/
Marcin Chalupka - Polish photographer who let me use his photo of Koruldi lakes and Chalaadi glacier.
His web with many more cool photos can be found here -> http://www.marcinchalupka.pl/