Expedition to Mount Ararat Postponed

YEREVAN (Armenpress)–An expedition to Mount Ararat–initiated by two Armenian travel agencies that was supposed to set off July 17 has been postponed until July 19 due to several unresolved financial problems–Ghazar Mirzoyan–the head of one of the agencies told in a news conference.

Mirzoyan said the expedition is fully prepared to set off with all the necessary communication means at hand–donated by an American Armenian Shant Hovnanian. The Turkish side has pledged to solve food problems and has also provided a helicopter for rescue work. The two doctors involved in the expedition are well equipped with all the necessary medicine.

An agreement with two Armenian TV channels on shooting the entire process of mounting was also reached.

The famous mountaineers Angela Palego and George Marshal from Europe will join the multinational expedition including 30 Germans–British–Hindu–Norwegians–Russia’s and Georgians and 15 Armenia’s. Also–another 20 Turkish climbers will join the expedition in Turkey.

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