Yerevan, October 14. /Arka/. Rene Reacher, Director of the Environmental Research and Protection Center, American University of Armenia (AUA), is the first woman-conquerer of Mount Ararat. She hoisted the national flag of Armenia on the top of Ararat and descended from 3,000 meters on a paraplane.
The AUA press service reports that the ascent was started from Dogubayazet, Turkey, on August 18, 2005, in association with two other US citizens, Dan Retz and John Tace. The ascent lasted for three days.