Georgian climbers erect 9/11 memorial plaque on Mt Kazbek

Eleven amateur and professional climbers from Georgia reached the summit of Mount Kazbek in northern Georgia as a memorial service for the 9/11 victims.

Tbilisi: Eleven amateur and professional climbers from Georgia reached the summit of Mount Kazbek in northern Georgia as a memorial service for the 9/11 victims.

The climbers on Thursday erected a memorial plaque on the 5,034-metre mountain peak with victims` names from the 9/11 terror attack in the New York City in 2001, reports Xinhua.

The group of climbers started their Mount Kazbek attempt on September 03.

Group leader Mirza Liparteliani, a professional climber from Georgia, said though the most difficult part of their ascent was completing it with novices at mountaineering in the group, it had succeeded without a hitch in reaching the mountain top on September 11 to coincide with the memorial date.

Mount Kazbek, a dormant volcano, is the third highest mountain in Georgia and the seventh highest along the major Caucasus mountain range. 

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