Rock climbing festival in Apatity

rock-climbingDates: June 25-26. The event is held every June since 1991.

Location: N. Kalyukin Memorial near Apatity.

Nikolay Kalyukin, from Apatity, was part of a group of mountain climbers that died on July 13 1990 while climbing the Lenin Peak of the Pamir Mountains. The festival is held annually in honour of this group.

On the first day of the festival the participants will climb cliffs for difficulty, and on the second for speed.

Organizers of the festival are the Committee for Physical Culture, Sports, and Tourism of the City of Apatity (ul. Pobedy 4, tel. (81555) 7-74-07 or 7-51-41, fax 7-74-07, e-mail kfks@apatity-city.ru), and the Federation of Rock Climbing of the Murmansk Region (Apatity, ul. Pobedy 4, tel. 8 (950) 8988613).

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