Armenia’s a prime destination for rock climbing enthusiasts. Who knew?
Armenia’s got rocks, and it so happens, they are the latest attraction for the type of tourist that lives for a climbing high. Globe-trotting climbers travel to Armenia chiefly to climb up its majestic rock formations. They come with high hopes, and leave still wanting more.
Sam Bié, a French rock-climbing photographer is one such adventurer. He first heard about Armenia’s terrain from a small news story on a Russian website announcing the opening of the first-ever rock climbing event in Armenia—the “Arev” Armenian First Ascent Open Festival.