Azerbaijan successfully ends expedition to Aconcagua
Azerbaijan, Baku, Jan. 12 / Trend M.Aliyev /
Azerbaijan's first scientific-athletic expedition to Andes mountain range (Argentina) under the leadership of Air and Extreme Sports Federation (FAIREX) President Huseyngulu Bagirov completed its mission successfully. The expedition carried out a scientific program to study the unique geology of the Andes, Aconcagua massif, the federation said.
The expedition also implemented the program to study the biodiversity of South America for example, the foothills and mountainous regions of Argentina, as well as filmed a unique, rich video and photographic material, which will serve as a basis for the popular science films and publications.
The expedition raised the Azerbaijani national flag on top of Aconcagua (6962 m) and a pennant with the words of national leader Heydar Aliyev, "I am proud that I am Azerbaijani", as well as a pendant with the image of Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev and the words "Azerbaijan - to new heights with Ilham. The expedition also deployed banners with the words "2010 - the year of ecology in Azerbaijan in the name of green world" in Azerbaijani and English languages. Director of the Federations' Ekosport sport club representing the Natural Resources Ministry Mirhasanli implemented it on the management's order.
Currently, the expedition is preparing to return.
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