Georgian mountaineers conquer sky-high peaks

The highest peak in the Tian Shan is Victory Peak (Jengish Chokusu), 7,439 metres (24,406 ft)., 16 Sep 2014 - 12:11, Tbilisi,Georgia

The Georgian flag is flying 7,000 metres high after Georgian mountaineers climbed two of the highest peaks in Central Asia.

Six budding Georgian mountaineers successfully reached the summit of the Tian Shan and Pamir mountains after completing a route graded as "the most difficult technically”.

The climbers spent two months completing the expedition in Kyrgyzstan, where they climbed a number of peaks with the highest point reaching 7,134 metres.

The alpinists have since returned home and founded the United Federation of Alpinists of Georgia.

Mountaineer Archil Badriashvili said the Federation would involve experienced, well-known climbers as well as young mountaineers and all generations would go climbing together.