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highpointaTwo attempts, zero views  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2010
Unsuccessful in 2007 when a thunderstorm stopped us only 70 vertical meters below the summit. Returned in 2010 and had more luck, reached the top in complete whiteout. I've yet to see Erewan from up there ...
Posted Jun 18, 2013 11:12 pm

HazalNice Peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 5, 2012
Hi. Ararat is nice and easy Peak (of course if weather is good).
We had perfect weather. Only on the summit was VERY windy... so on photos from the summit everybody sit :)
We climbed with Saffet and Aga from http://www.ararattrip.com/
Posted Oct 9, 2012 10:46 am

boriskrielenRoute climbed: S flank, solo  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 17, 2012

boriskrielen

I joined a group to the mountain with local guide Burhan Cevarun. The second day of the trip I climbed solo from basecamp at 3.200 meter to the summit in 4,5 hours. Route is easy, scree above camp 2 is quite tough to ascent, very windy on the summit plateau.

See some photos from the trip to Ararat.
Posted Sep 22, 2012 9:22 am

atavist2 stormy days in Sept! Spaz!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2012

atavist

Straight up from Güngören. The approach had an easy grade through rocky pasture land. After about 6 hours the ground is too rocky to support herd animals and grade steepens. I was hit by storm and snow so bivvied in boulder field. Next morning continued and despite fresh snow fall, crampons were not required until after reaching volcanic rim above 5000m. I followed major snow couloir west from the summit and reached a village after dark. The last 4 hours of descent was in hail, sleet and finally rain.
Posted Sep 3, 2012 9:12 am

BLongArarat  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2012

BLong

A nice peak in a culturally rich part of the world. if you go only to climb, you are missing the point. Ararat would be a blast to ski in early spring.
Posted Aug 19, 2012 5:46 pm

PUCHMANArarat and Kackar trip  Sucess!

PUCHMAN

Climbing with Shepherd Ahmed, shame that on the top was only clouds.
Posted Nov 19, 2011 5:34 pm

pabloRoute - Normal  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 18, 2011

pablo

Florence and I together with trekking group had a good 1 week preparation/acclimatization in capadoccia (+1000m) and Taunus range (3000). Then we moved to Ararat Mountain. We stayed in camp 1 (3200m) then moved following day to camp 2 (4200). Aug 18 at 3am we departed reaching summit around 7am and back to camp 2 where we collected our things and rested for 1h. Then down to camp 1 (3200) reached at 4pm. Our 1rst 5000m a great mountain a great experience and lot of emotions in the summit !!
Posted Aug 30, 2011 2:51 am

rggNice views  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2005

rgg

Our acclimatization was marginal, so we were rather slow, but the views were worth it!
Posted Nov 9, 2010 6:39 pm

sedibaldVery nice but windy  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2007
See the video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iCfRo6hTKEg
Posted Oct 20, 2010 8:33 am

mpaVery windy ascent  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2010

mpa

We climbed Ararat with a guided tour from "Hauser exkursionen". We started at 2:00 in the morning and reached the summit about 6:15. It was very windy and cold, so I started to decend after only a few minutes on top...
Posted Aug 22, 2010 12:23 pm

PsicoPortuguese Climbers  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 16, 2009

Psico

In the 16th August, 07h00AM A Group of Portuguese Climbers just summited the Ararat. A beautiful mountain!!!!- 17 celsius degrees!!
Posted Oct 8, 2009 6:50 am

davelimNeat Peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2001

davelim


" I was fascinated by the tale of Noah's Ark since I was a kid. In 1986 I took the opportunity to travel to that region in one of my best non-climbing trips ever. I recall Chris (my travelling companion) and I being kindly hosted by a schoolteacher after our bus left us stranded in Igdir late at night. In the morning, his hospitality extended to buying us tickets to Dogubayazit, the base of all Mount Ararat climbs. We were not experienced enough to climb it but the view of the peak was sufficient. In 1990, I had an official permit to go but passed it over for a climbing trip to the Mt Blanc region. Then in 1991, the Kurdish problems an the Gulf War instabilities made access by foreigners to the peak and the region very difficult for a decade. Having another chance to go and actually climb it is fantastic"

I led a group of clients in AUgust 2001. Great weather, and we were on the first foreigners to be allowed to climb it since its' re-opening in 2001. Alas, the kidnapping of 4 Germans by a revived PKK bunch of guerillas in 2008 has led to the peak being shutdwon indefinitely to climbers for the near future
Posted Mar 20, 2009 1:34 am

bruno baschungnice peak  Sucess!

bruno baschung

A nice peak to climb without much difficulties,beautiful view,in a pleasant environment. Probably more challenging in winter / spring with skis...

Bruno baschung
Posted Jun 15, 2008 2:50 pm

Vahid AshrafiVery cold summit !
Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2007

Vahid Ashrafi

I climbed the summit in a cold and windy day with a 100-member team from Mashhad,Iran. About 90 members of team could reach the summit . There were 13 women in our team . It was a record for climbing Ararat and also for climbing a mountain outside Iran by iranians ! We saw many climbers from other countreis , such as Germany , Irland , Turkey , Australia , France , Russia , ... .
Posted Sep 22, 2007 5:22 am

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