Iran NPC, Tehran- The President of National Paralympic
Committee of Iran Dr. Ghafoor Karegary stood on the summit of Mount Sabalan,
for third time on Sunday August 6th, 2023.
“The sport managers and the members
of its governing bodies shall be pioneer to build physical activity into their
lives. We should improve the society's health, invite more the people to sports
and encourage athletes to continue their path. So, be a part of the movement and raise the awareness!” Dr. Karegari
NPC President has been launched a national
campaign (from July 2023) to draw the attention of the national sport’s
governing bodies and also the public towards the significant roles of sport in changing
the life and people’s long-term health condition.
Representing Iran Paralympic
Movement’s values, Dr. Karegari is to continue his summits. On the behalf of the Paralympic
Family, he also tries to promote sports and highlights the efforts of Para athletes
-who are living with a variety of conditions on their own journeys to being
NPC President –who has been involved
in mountain climbing over the past years-
commenced the campaign on Friday 21
July 2023 and climbed to the top of Iran’s Mount Alam.
(Savalan in Azerbaijani) is the third most prominent peak in Iran with 4811
meters of altitude and is located in the northwestern part of Iran in Ardabil
province. Scientists believe Sabalan to be a potentially active volcano. It is
also slightly higher than Mont Blanc in the Alps.
The lake located on the Soltan peak (the main peak of
Sabalan) makes it one of the unique mountains in Iran. This magnificent lake is
one of the most beautiful lakes in Iran. It’s nearly 16 meters deep and is
frozen for most of the year.