After four tree climbing expeditions to three different continents, professional tree climber, explorer, and cinematographer Dave Katz ventured into the Republic of Georgia on a mission to fuel his love of exploration while raising awareness for at-risk forests.

Sandwiched between the three political and economic powerhouses of Iran, Russia and Turkey, lies the rugged Caucasus region and three small mountainous countries: The Republic of Georgia, Azerbaijan and Armenia. Known for big mountains, political turmoil and fascinating history and culture, this is a part of the world I wanted to explore but after a decade of prolific travel a region I still had never visited.  In November of 2015, however, my grant application from the Petzl Foundation was approved and, for the love of exploring, I was on my way.

For more from Dave Katz :

On Assignment at Home | A Photo Essay
Climbing Trees to Save Forests Abroad
Getting Sick and Getting Stuck | When Illness Strikes Abroad

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