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According to IRNA, a renowned Iranian mountaineer, who was injured
while climbing Gasherbrum I (8068 m), died in a hospital in the
Pakistani capital of Islamabad early Sunday, September 7, after one month of unconsciousness.
Mohammad Oraz, 33, was among a group of 12 Iranian mountaineers,
who were trying to ascend Gasherbrum I in the Pakistani northern
area of Skardo, bordering China.
The Iranian Expedition which had left Tehran toward Skardo in late
June was established camp IV at 7300 and was expecting good weather
for final attack toward the peak.
Oraz and another of his colleagues Moqbel Honarpajouh were at the
altitude of 7,900 meters, only 168 meters away from the 8,068-meter
Gasherbrum I peak when an avalanche hit them. The avalanche brought
them 600 meters down. Oraz received serious injuries and was shifted
to Islamabad by a Pakistani military helicopter.
Moqbel Honarpajouh, 19, received minor injuries and was discharged
from the hospital last week after medical treatment.
The Iranian ambassador, Mohammad Ibrahim Taherian, last week
visited the injured Iranian mountaineer in Shifa International
Hospital and inquired about his health.
He praised the Pakistani military for quickly shifting the
mountaineers in a helicopter soon after the incident. He also thanked
members of the Pakistan Federation of Mountaineers for their help
during the incident.
Oraz was climbed five 8000-meters since 1998; Everest(1998), Cho Oyu (2000),
Shishapangma(2000), Makalu(2001) and Lhotse(2002).
Oraz` body will soon be shifted to Iran for burial, said the
Iranian embassy in Islamabad.
IMZ News Department
September 7, 2003
IMZ expedition summitted mount Ararat (5165m) in Turkey in September
from the south face.
The expedition which comprised of 15 members including climbers
of LMI Co. left Tehran on August 30 and summitted the peak on September
It is worth mentioning that 12 summiteers of the expedition attacked
the peak from camp 1 (3200m) on September 2 at 2:00 and reached
the peak at 11:15 without usual camping at camp 2 (4200 m).
It was the first expedition of IMZ to Mount Ararat.
IMZ News Department
A team of four Iranian climbers summitted Chaprot peak (6100m) in
Karakoram in June. The team members left Tehran on June 11 and passed
through cities of Taftan, Quetta and Rawalpindi during their journey
toward Gilgit in north Pakistan.
“After passing throughout desert, we entered the glorious
valley of Naltar …” Said Hussain Nazar instructor and
summiteer. “We made three camps and summitted the peak from
north-west route on June 21”, he added.
Hussain Nazar, Armin Mojahedpour, Ali Afshar and Mehdi Moosavi traveled
more than 10,000 km earth route in their 17 days long trip. It is
worth mentioning that it was the first Iranian expedition to summit
IMZ News Department
Third National Free Ice Climbing Competition held at HassanDar
valley in Roodbar-e-Ghasran region near Tehran on Friday June 20.
25 climbers participated the competition where Climbing committee
of Iran Mountaineering Federation arranged it in two round. Mohammad
Saboori from Arash Climbing Group of Tehran won the competition
and Davoud Rekabi from Zanjan, Maysam Taqipour from Qazvin and Majid
Mirzaei Zad, Omid Amohammadi and Amir Sadeqi all from Tehran stood
Attendance of Young climbers was worthy of attention in place where
Ice climbing has a short history in Iran.
IMZ News Department
June 20, 2003
An ambitious journey to K2 base camp is being organised by the
mountain bike group of the Italian Alpine Club’s Section
of Este to celebrate the first ascent of the World’s 2nd
highest mountain. The journey will take place between June and
September 2004 and the organisers are inviting other groups to
join them for sections of the journey through Austria, Slovakia,
Ukraine, Romania, Bulgaria, Turkey, Iran, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan,
Tajikistan, and China. Claudio Coppola, the leader of Bike8000,
“We are a group of Italian Alpine Club members and in 2004,
from June to September, we'll organize a mountain bike expedition,
called BIKE8000, from Italy to K2: next year, the 50th anniversary
of first ascent, realized by an Italian expedition, leaded by
A.Desio, in 1954. To keep this anniversary we want to cycle from
Este, near Venice in Italy, as far as north base camps of K2 and
Everest and then finish our travel to Lhasa (Tibet-China). Our
aims are to:
1- Realize a hard sport performance (the route is about 12000
2- Meet young bikers from countries on our route and cycle with
3- Document all the mountains of Alpine-Himalayan Range.
4- Raise money for UNICEF.
“Our group will be composed of 8 people, plus a driver,
an interpreter, a cameraman and a minibus for luggage transport.
We invite you to form a team of young bikers, lead by an adult
for safety, and join us, in the section of our journey held in
your country. It will be very fine to realize a bike ‘chain’,
so that at every boundary young biker teams, before leaving us,
will pass an ideal witness to the following group of young people
and so on as far as K2 and Everest base camps! We'll cross Austria,
Slovakia, Ukraina, Romania, Bulgaria, Turkey, Iran, Turkmenistan,
Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, and China. Unfortunately , we can't bear
your expenses, but we are sure that is not a problem for mountain
For more information see http://www.bike8000.it (written in English and Italian)
Reference : www.UIAA.ch
23 people of the best Iranian climbers gathered to compete
in Master Cup 82 in Enqelab Sport Complex of Zanjan on May 15 and
The competition was held in both difficulty and speed to select
National Climbing team among the best climbers during last year.
9 people among 18 ones passed the first round of difficulty competition
which held on Thursday morning. Where final round held over a 5.13b
route over the artificial wall of Enqelab sport complex on Friday
noon. Amir Pirveisi the winner of Shaghayegh climbing cup
and Rock climbing competition of Iran Mountaineering Clubs in the
previous year, won Master Cup 82. Hassan Javadian stood
afterward and Mohammad Jafari Gold medal winner of Asian
Youth Championship in 2002 ranked three.
In the speed competition, which held on Friday morning, Hosein
Saif from Isfahan ranked one and Reza Pilpa and Hamidreza
Toozandejani both from Khorasan stood afterward.
It is worth mentioning that Master Cup 82 was performed by Competition
Climbing committee of IMF with cooperation of Zanjan Moutaineering
Photos and complete report
IMZ News Reporter
May 16, 2003
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