Summit! Natalia and Igor Smirnov climbed Mount Ararat under the program Mountfever with local guides

Natalia and Igor Smirnov from Turkey (program project Mountfever): September 17, we climbed Mount Ararat or as this mountain is called in Turkey – Agri-Dag, 5137 m. Despite the unfavorable forecast (wind 55 km / h with an increase to ... read more

Natalia and Igor Smirnov from Turkey (program project Mountfever):

September 17, we climbed Mount Ararat or as this mountain is called in Turkey – Agri-Dag, 5137 m. Despite the unfavorable forecast (wind 55 km / h with an increase to 75), we decided not to postpone the assault on the top of the reserve day and took a chance.

To guarantee we left at 1 a.m. - an hour earlier than scheduled to avoid strong winds.  And at 5 am we were already at the highest point.

We spent exactly 3 minutes there to take photos.  We could not admire the dawn, because of the strong and gusty wind.  Even to make photos we should hold each other.

Night and morning were clear. And when we descended to 3350, the whole summit was covered with clouds. Exactly as it was predicted by mountain-forecast.

On the same day we went down to 2100 m, where a minibus was waiting for us. And already at three o'clock in the afternoon we had dinner in a restaurant in Dogubayazit.

We really liked the climb – it was not easy, despite the small height. Plus beautiful trekking on the approaches and an impressive dome of the snowy peak.

After the ascent we visited several historical and natural monuments located near Ararat.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diary of the 7 Summits Club Manaslu expedition. The route has not yet been made even to Camp 4, but our team is going to start to Camp 1 tomorrow

Greetings from Sergio and Lucy from Manaslu!  September 21st. 19-day Manaslu expedition of the team of  the 7 Summits Club. This is the last day of rest. In the morning there was a meeting of the leaders of the expeditions.  ... read more

Greetings from Sergio and Lucy from Manaslu!

 September 21st. 19-day Manaslu expedition of the team of  the 7 Summits Club. This is the last day of rest. In the morning there was a meeting of the leaders of the expeditions.  The company 7 Summits Trek is engaged in fixing ropes. They reported that a team of Sherpas was making their way to Camp 4 today. And tomorrow to the top. However, by the evening it turned out that the team was able to fix only half the way to Camp 4 due to the large amount of snow. Will try tomorrow to fix to L-4.

However, we decided not to delay the exit. We're going to go to camp 1 tomorrow. On 25.09  the same day as previously, planned assault.

In the evening there was a pleasant meeting with our old friends - Lynn and Noel Hannah. They're planning an assault on the 28th.

Our team (now seven to eight) feels good! All our members have regained their strength in Samagaon and are ready for feats.