Bisotun Festival

Bigwall Climbing

Highlining

Wingsuite Jumping

Bisotun.

Kermanshah . IRAN

October 2019

Bigwall Climbing - Highlining - Wingsuit Flying

Iran's Federation of Mountaineering and Sport Climbing in collaboration with Atour Adventure Group

The 5th Bisotun EVENT

Event History

The Bisotun big wall is and has always been one of the main destinations of rock climbing in Iran. In October 2010, the French guide François Bernard and in collaboration with Ebrahim Nowtash, a well-respected Iranian climber, initiated a festival of big wall climbing in Bisotun. In the following year, another French climber and guide, Guy Abert, made a topography of the most common paths of climbing the wall which parts of them are presented here. 

The event was organized to be held biannually. However, after the first three events, there was a temporary halt until 2018. In 2018, the fourth Bisotoun big wall climbing event was held but this time with highlining, base jumping and wingsuit flying adding to festival. Famous climbers like Ales Cesen, Angelika Rainer, Marko Prezelj, Manu Pellisier, Leslie Fucsko, Hubert Giot, Sam Beaugey, Anna Ahlund, Marko Servalli, and the wingsuit flyer Graldine Fasnacht has taken part in this even. 

2019 will mark the fifth year of this Festival. Like last year, it will have participants in highlining and wingsuit flying as well. And just like last year, the event will be a joint collaboration of IMSCF (Iran Mountaineering and Sport Climbing Federation), GHM (Groupe de Haute Montagne) and Atour Adventure Group. 

About Bisotun

Bisotun is a city in Kermanshah province, located in west of Iran and known for both historical sites and natural attractions. Bisotun city is exactly located at the foot of Bisotun mountain. This mountain is famous for a wall on its south face. This wall has a height of around 1200m and a width of 5km with numerous ascend routes. It is the tallest Rock-Wall in Iran and the 5th tallest of the world.

Bisotun was for the first time climbed with modern techniques of rock climbing by team members of “Abarmard Mountaineering Club” and in their honor the route was named Abarmard. However, the name is no longer used. Today, this route is known as Harry Rhost after the name of an Austrian rock-climber.

Bisotun mountain is a rich habitat for all sorts of wildlife such as leopard, ibex, and birds, as well as trees such as juniper. Besides, there are plenty of historical and ancient monuments which include bas-relief, inscription, statue, temple and caravanserai. All these monuments belong to long and diverse historical periods.

In recent years, programs were arranged to enhance tourism in this area, and at the same time provide new means of communication, friendships, and technical knowhow among the climbers of the world. One of this programs is the Bisotun big wall climbing festival.  

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Testimonials

Those who accompanied us in this journey!!!

Itinerary

Airport pickup and transfer to hotel for rest. The arrangement of this day strongly depends on your arrival time. 

Transfer to Kermanshah by domestic flight or car and taking part in the festival opening ceremony. The overnight stay will be in Bisotun Caravanserai. 

The beginning of festival. Based on the sport that participents want to take part in, arrangements will be done for them. the sports include Climbing, Highlining, Base Jumping, and Wingsuit Flying. The overnight stay will be in Bisotun Caravanserai. 

The beginning of festival. Based on the sport that participents want to take part in, arrangements will be done for them. the sports include Climbing, Highlining, Base Jumping, and Wingsuit Flying. The overnight stay will be in Bisotun Caravanserai. 

The beginning of festival. Based on the sport that participents want to take part in, arrangements will be done for them. the sports include Climbing, Highlining, Base Jumping, and Wingsuit Flying. The overnight stay will be in Bisotun Caravanserai. 

The beginning of festival. Based on the sport that participents want to take part in, arrangements will be done for them. the sports include Climbing, Highlining, Base Jumping, and Wingsuit Flying. The overnight stay will be in Bisotun Caravanserai. 

Kermanshah city tour. Transfer to Kermanshah to visit the most important hightlights of the city. Those participants who have no interest in cultural extension can spend this day climbing, highlining, base jumping or wingsuit flying. Transfer back to Tehran. The overnight stay will be in hotel. 

Transfer to IKA airport and departure. The arrangement depends on the departing flight. 

Services

Meals

Accommodation

Transfer

Services Includes

  • Accommodation in hotel (Tehran and Kermanshah)
  • All transfers (airport, city and domestic flight)
  • All meals for the duration of the festival
  • Snacks, lunch box and fresh fruits
  • Beverages cold and hot (except room and cafe services)
  • Participation Certificate

Registration

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