Het laatste bericht van Ingo klinkt al weer positiever, tenminste voor de reizen tot aan maart.
“A short update to the current situation:
We continue all our tours as usual! Today we were at Sunrise Mountain and got some good lines in the Japanese Trees. The snow is excellent. We also carry out the following weeks as planned. Only in the end of March we will wrap up and leave #Bakhmaro.
Of course we got a lot of feedback - a lot of support from freeriders and friends. Thanks a lot for this. That feels good. And of course we have got a lot of mails and phone calls from freeriders who are concerned about safety. Do not worry, the next weeks are safe! We will do great lines like the ones at Sunrise Mountain today. Set a strong mark against violence and ride with us!
Of course, yesterday's post is not a good PR and we might lose bookings, I know. You do not post any negative, you shut up and go quietly. But I also have zero tolerance for violence. And I have zero tolerance for Georgian mountain guides from the #GMGA who accept violence and passively support violence. We have stopped to cooperate with the GMGA.
So far all freeriders send indeed a strong message against violence and nobody cancelled.
But more important to me is security and with the last post we have sent 2 important messages that will ensure our safety on the ground. First, we have created publicity in Georgia. Many decent Georgians have been shocked by this violence and this public gives security. The Czechs will not risk another attack. And second, we sent a strong message to the Czechs: they won. We go. Thus, the Czechs have reached their goal and further violence is no longer necessary.
It is the last winter in which a reputable catskilodge in Bakhmaro can offer freeriding. And these pictures of today (and yesterday) show that it is definitely worthwhile to see this place ...”
Wel spannende situatie aangezien ik er over twee weken heen ga...
*message edited by MarkieMark op 3 Jan 2019 20:16