YEREVAN, October 9. /ARKA/. Day of Armenian mountains and alpinists is observed on October 9, Armenian federation of alpinism and mountainous tourism told ARKA.
Armenian federation of alpinism and mountainous tourism, together with Armenian alpinists from the USA, Lebanon, France, Russia and other countries decided to observe Day of Armenian mountains and alpinists on October 9 every year, says the report.
The selection of the day is due to the fact that on October 9 1829 Armenian writer Khachatur Abovyan, together with the expedition headed by professor of Derpt University Parrot were the first to climb Ararat Mount.–0--