0727 GMT January 20, 2021
From June 26 until July 13, a French team comprising 14 trained and skilled individuals will go to Iran for discussions with their Iranian counterparts. Together, they will proceed to a series of measures for Mount Damavand (5,670 meters), situated at 66 kilometers northeast of Tehran, the press release said, reported Mehr News Agency.
"This project aims at contributing to strengthening French-Iranian relations in the field of tourism and of mountain development. It follows up a first exploratory mission led last October.
"It is organized in partnership with the Cluster Montagne, Teria network — a service offered by Exagone — and the French actors of the tourism, and with the support of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Frédéric Burnier-Framboret, licensed surveyor in Moutiers (Savoie-France) is organizing this expedition as a real summit meeting. Both teams will find themselves for this ascent and will share their know-how.
"The French team is composed of 14 people: A licensed surveyor, two doctors, a climber, a photographer, a movie maker, a geodesist searcher, an engineer of INSA (Applied Sciences National Institute), an architect, a lawyer, a telecommunication tech, a ski lifts salesman, a mountain host and the treasurer of the French Mountain and Climbing Federation.
"The Iranian team includes four individuals from the national Iranian mapping agency, a doctor, a photographer, a licensed surveyor, a painter, and members of the Iranian Mountain federation, a photographer and a climber. Following the example of what the licensed French surveyors are doing by measuring Mont Blanc every two years, this meeting can become a biannual meeting."
Cluster Montagne is an association representing and promoting French know-how for sustainable mountain tourism development throughout the world.