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IMF's training calendar on April 2006

IMF’s mountaineering and climbing committees have released their calendar of training course on April 2006.
Mentioned course include:

a) Mountaineering Committee
1. Entrance test of level 3 mountaineering instruction course - women
2. Entrance test of level 3 mountaineering instruction course- men
3. Entrance test of level 2mountaineering instruction course - women
4. Entrance test of level 2 mountaineering instruction course- men

b) Climbing Committee
1. Entrance test of level 3 ice & snow instruction course - women
2. Entrance test of level 2 ice & snow instruction course - men
3. Entrance test of level 3 rock climbing instruction course - women
4. Entrance test of level 2 rock climbing instruction course - men
5. Review course for level 3 ice & snow instructors - women
6. Review course for level 3 ice & snow instructors - men
More information and details of above courses will de released by respective committees.

Source: www.iranmountfed.com
March, 2006

Two French instructors hold sport climbing instruction courses in Iran

Iran Mountaineering Federation has invited two French instructors to hold sport climbing instruction course for men and women in Iran in February 2006. A course for men will be held in Hamedan from February 18 and another course for women will be held in Arak at the same time.

Public Relation of IMF
February 15, 2006

Big annual winter ascent of IMF on Alvand region in Hamedan

Iran Mountaineering Federation (IMF) organized its big annual winter ascent in Alvand massif in Zagros range on January 25 to 27, 2006.
Alvand massif This big ascent was the fifth one that was organizing to celebrate Islamic Revolution during last five years. More than 700 men and women mountaineers were participated in the event, where 10 peaks of the massif were selected as their destination. Though because of blizzard and snowstorm, it was just Alvand peak (3420 m) that was ascended. The other groups had to come back due to bad weather condition.
It is worth to mention that in the opening of this ascent, which was held in Ibn-e-Sina stadium, a short movie from Iran-Japan Manaslu Expedition in 1977 as the first Iranian Expedition to an 8000er was shown. Also 10 mountaineers and veteran Instructors were praised for their permanent activity in Iranian mountaineering community.

IMZ News Department
January, 2006

Winter Course of Mountain Medicine Held in Ramsar

More than 280 people participated in winter course of Mountain Medicine in Mirza Koochak Khan camp in Ramsar on January 18 to 20, 2006.
Physicians, Members of Rescue teams, Mountaineering Instructors and enthusiastic people were among participants in two days theoretical session in Ramsar, when in another session in Javaherdeh region, all medical doctors and heads of medical committee of mountaineering associations were trained practically.

Medical Committee of IMF
January, 2006

A large group of mountaineers in Shahalborz

Few dozens of mountaineers participated in a group ascent on mount Shahalborz (4250m) in the Alborz range , which was organized by Nazarabad Mountaineering Council on January 10 and 11 ,2006 .
Forty-nine mountaineers from all over the country started their attempt from Hasanjoon village in Taleghan in January 10 , though a non-stop snowfall and bad weather condition forced them back before summiting.
It is worth to mention that this ascent was organized to honor old and veteran mountaineers.

Nazarabad Mountaineering Council
January, 2006.

North Face of Damavand

Hemmat Shemiran Climbers on the northern rocky flank of Damavand

A group of six climbers of Hemmat Shemiran mountaineering group of Tehran ascended on the northern rocky flank of mount Damavand on January 4 to 7, 2006. In a report by public relation of their club, they say:

“…In the morning a gentle wind was blowing, while in mid-day it went on strongly. Two members of the team were battling the rocky flank which was supposed never ever has seen a winter trial already. Though they passed the flank up to around 5600m, but the horrible wind pushed them down some 100m down the summit. …”

The mentioned rocky flank is situated in the west of the normal north route close to Dobisel glacier.

IMZ News Department
January 10, 2006

Avalanche Course

Alpine Club of Iran holds a 3-day course on Avalanche in January, 2006.
Abdullah Ashtari will taught both theoretical and practical sessions.
For more information and registration, you can contact Alpine club of Iran at www.Alpineclub.ir .

Alpine Club of Iran
January, 2006.

2nd biennial Festival of Mountaineering Accounts

Alpine Club of Iran is going to hold second biennial Festival of Mountaineering Accounts in Tehran on June 2006.
The festival will be hold in three categories of Written Accounts, Live Shows (slide show, multimedia presentation, …) and Films ,When the winners will be awarded at the end of festival.
In a call for entries, Alpine Club of Iran has invited all interested ones to send their films or written accounts to the festival’s secretariat at : P.O Box 19395-5511, Apt. 12, No 590, close to Lalehzar ave., Enqelab st., Tehran .

  1. Two copies of written accounts, movies or a description of live shows should be sent to festival’s secretariat before April 15, 2006.
  2. Movies should be sent in VHS or VCD format.
  3. Photos should be sent in JPEG format.
  4. Written accounts should be sent in MS-word format.
  5. Entries from previous festival (June 2004) are not accepted.

Alpine Club of Iran
December, 2005

Navigation course using GPS

Navigation course

Alpine Club of Iran held the Navigation course Using GPS on December 19 to 23 in Tehran.
Forty-eight participants took part in 3 theoretical classes at Daneshjoo culture house in Tehran on December 19 to 21, as well as field training in slopes of mount Tochal north of Tehran on December 22 and 23.
Kaveh Kashefi, surveyor and member of board of Alpine Club of Iran taught the course.

IMZ News Department
December 25, 2005

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