Three young people with disabilities reached the top of Ararat.
Teenagers with disabilities conquered Ararat
Three teenagers with physical disabilities, who are wards of the Life in Motion charity foundation, successfully climbed to Mount Ararat (5137 m) from August 21 to 29, 2023. This impressive achievement was carried out within the framework of the “Catherine Assembly” program.
The program included a transition to the base camp at an altitude of 3300 m, an acclimatization trip to the assault camp at an altitude of 4200 m, and finally, the ascent to Mount Ararat itself. For most of the participants, this was their first mountaineering experience.
Initially there were four participants in the expedition. However, at an altitude of 4450 m, one of the participants was overcome by altitude sickness, and she was lowered to the assault camp. The remaining three teenagers managed to conquer the top of Ararat.
Maria Rafalovich, director of the Life in Movement Foundation, noted that these young people again demonstrated their incredible capabilities and incredible willpower.
“The path to the top” is a project of the “Life in Motion” foundation, which is aimed at the social adaptation of children with physical limitations, but unlimited possibilities. One of the goals of the project is to organize hikes and inclusive sports camps.