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Big Wall Climbing Bisotun


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The 4th Festival of Big wall Climbing Iran – Kermanshah

20th to 27th October 2018




Bisotunn is a vast and complex 1,200m high limestone wall in western Iran's Zagros Range. It is variously reported as up to eight kilometers in width. Currently there are approximately 100 routes, leaving plenty of space for additions. The rock is outstanding - generally sound, well featured and highly abrasive, the latter almost uncomfortably so.

The first International Festival at Bisotun took place in 2010 and was well attended and foreign participants were French (there is a long tradition of climbing here by the Groupe de Haute Montagne), but Australia, Denmark, Germany, Italy, Slovenia, Sweden and Switzerland were represented.


Foreign participants, often in the company of local climbers, enjoyed excellent climbing in relaxed company. Most Iranian climbers are middle class and well-educated.In the 2010 festival Nineteen year old Sebastien Bouin from France and 25 year old Hassan Javadian (a former Iranian climbing champion) put up a five-pitch bolted line with a crux of 5.14b. 


Anthony Hall and Julie Heller, an Australian couple on their honeymoon, climbed a new 250m route with Iranians Ehsan Mirtaghi and Shokouh Pariai.Honeymoon was rated 5.11a/b.


This year the I.R.Iran Mountaineering & Sport Climbing Federation intended to hold the 4th Festival of Big Wall Climbing in “BISTOUN” in cooperating with UIAA, FFCAM, GHM and Atour Adventure Group in Kermanshah.


Here are the details of the festival:









20th Oct, 2018

Day 1st

(Pick you up from airport) Register in Tehran


21th Oct, 2018

Day 2nd

Transfer to Kermanshah, Bisotun area. Opening ceremony



22th Oct, 2018

Day 3rd

Climb the Big-Wall + Sport Climbing + Slack Line +paragliding



23th Oct, 2018

Day 4th

Climb the Big-Wall + Sport Climbing + Slack Line +paragliding



24th Oct, 2018

Day 5th

Climb the Big-Wall + Sport Climbing + Slack Line +paragliding



25th Oct, 2018

Day 6th

Climb the Big-Wall + Sport Climbing + Slack Line +paragliding (Closing Ceremony evening time)



26th Oct, 2018

Day 7th

Visit the Kermanshah (Climbing for those want to continue climbing), Evening time transfer back to Tehran


27th Oct, 2018

Day 8th

Departure – Transfer back to airport




Meals: full board since 20th October 2018 dinner meal to 27th October 2018 Breakfast.


1 - First option:   All nights hotels in Tehran and in Bisotun.

At Bisotun Hotel LALEH (a superb caravanserai from the 16th century in front of the wall)


2 – Second option: Hotel at Tehran and Camp in Bisotun.


        Camp in Bisotun

          The camping site is located in the forest in front of the centre of the wall to the west and close to the hotel


        Maximum comfort is provided,

        Two mess tents (about fifty people each).

        Double and individual tents,

        Sanitary and showers.


        In this case the mattresses is provided but the participants should have their own

        Sleeping bag.



-   Airport to Hotel and reverse   

-   Tehran to Bisotun and reverse  by VIP bus

-   Transportation in Bisotun


Please fill the attached form for you and your accompaniers and send it to Mr. Ebrahim Nowtash  by ebrahim.nowtash@free.fr

and put the Mr. Mahmoud Hashemi  by   mailto:mahmood.hs@gmail.com  in copy.

Note: Please don’t forget to send the Passport copies and Personal Photo with your form

Registration Deadline: 30th August 2018

Please send your registration form before 30th August 2018

Registration fee:

First option : 550 Euros (€) per each climber

Second option : 300 Euros (€) per each climber

Note : There is professional accompanier possible for 5 days climbing if its needed and the cost is  100 Euros(€).

If you are interested to have city sight in Tehran,  Isfahan or Shiraz please contact to Mahmoud Hashemi

by mailto:mahmood.hs@gmail.com

The city sight will organize by  https://atouradventure.com


Bisotun services included :

           All Transfers

                   full board since 20th October 2018 dinner meal to 27th October 2018 Breakfast

           Snacks and lunch box

           Fresh fruits


           Tents in camp site with mattress

           Attendance Certificate

Bisotun services Excluded :


           Transfers more than festival program

           Accommodation more than festival program

           Culture tours

Flights to Tehran

From some European capital there are the direct flight to Tehran with :

Iran air, Air France, Mahan air (Paris) and Lufthansa, Iran air (Frankfort)

Alitalia (Rome) Austrian airline (Vienna) and the other company like Turkish

airline, Pegasus ,Aegean airline, Ukraine airline and Qatar airways, Aeroflot,

and Emirate have more flights to Tehran,

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