Day Of Mountains And Mountaineering Marked In Armenia On October 9

DAY OF MOUNTAINS AND MOUNTAINEERING MARKED IN ARMENIA ON OCTOBER 9

Armenian Mountaineering and Hiking Federation together with Armenian
mountaineers of the United States, Lebanon and other countries decided
to mark Day of Mountains and Mountaineering on October 9 each year.

This choice is due to the fact that on October 9, 1929, Armenian writer
and public figure Khachatur Abovian and Prof. Friedrich Parrot of
the University of Dorpat (now the University Tartu, Estonia) made
the ascent of Mount Ararat for the first time.

A number of events will be held each year to mark Mountaineering Day.

From: A. Papazian

http://www.aysor.am/en/news/2013/10/09/sport/

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