30.09.2019A team of mountain climbers from Pyatigorsk State University summited Etna, the highest active volcano of Europe, as well as legendary Vesuvius, and terminated the project of anniversary sports events, devoted to 80th anniversary of PSPIFL/PSLU/PSU. During the scientific and sports expedition the team gathered a scientific material for comparative studies in the field of natural and tourist resources of the world tourist centers.
A part of the volcanic rocks was gathered thanks to consultations with experts from A.E. Fersman Mineralogy Museum in Moscow. The project was made possible by the active participation of Professor A.P. Gorbunov, Rector of PSU, and thanks to the participation of colleagues from a partnering Luigi Vanvitelli Campania University.
Technical tasks were worked out based on the annual plan of the following chairs: Chair of Historic, Social-Philosophic Disciplines, Oriental Studies, and Theology (headed by V.P. Ermakov); Chair of Tourism and Hospitality (headed by T.A. Kolchugina); Chair of Physical Education and Sports (headed by S.A. Imnaev). The expedition was headed by A.V. Grebenyuk, assistant professor at the Chair of Physical Education and Sports; P.N. Baryshnikov, assistant professor at the Chair of Historic, Social-Philosophic Disciplines, Oriental Studies, and Theology supervised the scientific part of the project.