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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summit! The 7 Summits Club group with guide Ivan Dusharin climbed to the top of Mount Ararat

A group of the 7 Summits Club with a guide Ivan Dusharin successfully climbed to the top of Mount Ararat. On the day of the ascent, the weather deteriorated, but all members showed the will and reached the top.  On the same day all ... read more

A group of the 7 Summits Club with a guide Ivan Dusharin successfully climbed to the top of Mount Ararat. On the day of the ascent, the weather deteriorated, but all members showed the will and reached the top.

 On the same day all people went down to the city of Dogubayazit, where at the Banquet table celebrate the successful ascent!

Congratulations! Next in the program they will have a tour of local attractions: the Palace of Isak Pasha, the Ark Museum, Lake Van and Akhtamar Island…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summit! The team of the 7 Summits Club climbed Mount Ararat

News from Max Shakirov, a guide of the 7 Summits Club. Today the group called "2+7" reached the top of Mount Ararat (5137m). All members but one who reached a height of 4800m. Congratulations!             ... read more

News from Max Shakirov, a guide of the 7 Summits Club. Today the group called "2+7" reached the top of Mount Ararat (5137m). All members but one who reached a height of 4800m. Congratulations!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The group of the 7 Summits Club held an acclimatization rotation and met interesting persons

 Guide the 7 Summits Club Maxim Shakirov: Our team is called"2+7". On August 16, we saw our goal - Mount Ararat. The walk from 2200 meters to the first camp (3 250m) took us exactly 5 hours. The health of the members was normal… ... read more

 Guide the 7 Summits Club Maxim Shakirov: Our team is called"2+7". On August 16, we saw our goal - Mount Ararat. The walk from 2200 meters to the first camp (3 250m) took us exactly 5 hours.

The health of the members was normal…

 The name of the team was confirmed today, August 17: Two members did not come out today for acclimatization due to poor health. The remaining 7 people climbed to a height of 3900 meters and returned to 1 camp at 3200.

On the way we met a group from Serbia, with which the famous fighter-boxer Fedor Emelyanenko goes to Ararat. A barefoot colorful character in the photo – that is a priest from Serbia.

 

 

Fedor is second from the right

 

 

 

Summit! Group of the 7 Summits Club climbed Mount Ararat

Guide of the 7 Summits Club Dmitry Ermakov: Today at 6: 30 in the morning, the whole group stood on the top of Ararat. The weather is wonderful, everything is fine. Now we have already gone down to camp 4100. Here we rest a little and go ... read more

Guide of the 7 Summits Club Dmitry Ermakov:

Today at 6: 30 in the morning, the whole group stood on the top of Ararat. The weather is wonderful, everything is fine. Now we have already gone down to camp 4100. Here we rest a little and go lower. Today we want to go down to the city and spend the night in a hotel. In general, all is well, all members are healthy and feel well.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The team of the 7 Summits Club climbed to the first camp on the slopes of the legendary Ararat

7 Summits, hello! This is a guide Dmitry Ermakov from the slopes of Ararat. Today we started from our hotel and saw Mount Ararat for the first time! We reached the end of the road and walked towards our first camp. The road was pleasant and ... read more

7 Summits, hello! This is a guide Dmitry Ermakov from the slopes of Ararat. Today we started from our hotel and saw Mount Ararat for the first time! We reached the end of the road and walked towards our first camp. The road was pleasant and not tense. Warm and good!  After 4 hours peaceful road we reached camp 3350 . Here even we were met by watermelons and grapes. Not a hike, but pure joy! And dinner is waiting ahead! Tomorrow we go higher!