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#1 MosJan

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Posted 19 November 2004 - 12:30 PM

Armenia Underfoot: New guidebook shows where to get high in Hyastan




Visitors to Armenia now have a guide for discovering the republic from the side of a mountain, up the face of a rock wall or from naturally adorned paths in 26 locations that accommodate expert climbers or those who simply want a pleasant hike.

At a reception Wednesday co-author Tufenkian said he hopes the book will encourage eco-tourism in Armenia.
At a reception Wednesday co-author Tufenkian said he hopes the book will encourage eco-tourism in Armenia.
“Adventure Armenia” is a 116-page guide sized to fit in a backpack, that offers meticulous research, trail maps, color photographs of each destination, tips and safety precautions for discovering Armenia in a way that is far from the cafe and museum scene.

Co-written by ecological preservation advocate Jeffrey Tufenkian (a native of Oregon) and Carine Bachmann, who grew up in the shadow of the Swiss Alps, the guide is the result of three years of hiking and climbing by the authors.

At a reception Wednesday at Artbridge Cafe in Yerevan, Tufenkian said one purpose of the book is to re-introduce Armenia as a premier hiking and climbing destination, a distinction it held during Soviet times.

The guide lays out 22 day hikes and four climbing sites from Haghpat Monastery in the north, to Mount Khustup in the south.

“We hope not only to introduce travelers to outdoor activities in Armenia, but also to stimulate local individuals and organizations to capitalize on and have additional incentive to promote eco-friendly tourism and development,” the authors write.

Tufenkian and Bachmann are also co-founders of the Kanach (Green) Foundation, which they initiated last spring “to develop and promote innovative environmental projects, concepts and entrepreneurial activities that support sustainable development”.

Future guidebooks, they say, will feature mountain biking, caving, horse trekking, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing.

“Adventure Armenia” sells for 6,000 drams in Armenia and $14.95 abroad. An Armenian-language edition is scheduled for next spring. For more information visit http://www.kanach.org.

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Posted 19 November 2004 - 01:03 PM

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Armenia Underfoot: New guidebook shows where to get high in Hyastan


The title is very tempting huh.gif smile.gif

#3 Maral

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Posted 19 November 2004 - 01:21 PM

QUOTE (gamavor @ Nov 19 2004, 01:03 PM)
The title is very tempting huh.gif  smile.gif

it's the only reason we all looked biggrin.gif

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Posted 19 November 2004 - 02:30 PM

QUOTE (Maral @ Nov 19 2004, 01:21 PM)
it's the only reason we all looked  biggrin.gif



Amot to self! Sorry MosJan but you knew what you were doing... tongue.gif tongue.gif

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Posted 19 November 2004 - 02:31 PM

QUOTE (sev-mard @ Nov 19 2004, 02:30 PM)
Amot to self! Sorry MosJan but you knew what you were doing...  tongue.gif  tongue.gif

YA THINK?????????




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