Climbers For Peace Plan Iranian Expedition

Apr 24, 2017

Fred Ptucha

Santa Rosa-based Climbers For Peace organizes and leads multi-national teams in bond-building ascents of major mountains. Their next trip will take them up the highest peak in the Middle East—assuming the government of Iran allows it.

This is not an outing that has been in the planning stages for a long time, explains Climbers for Peace co-founder Fred Ptucha. He says the idea arose not quite two years ago,  when he joined some Ukrainian climbers, with whom he had just ascended Russia’s Mt. Elbrus, for a gathering of the International Climbing Association in Iran.