Ski mountaineering Ararat dates for expeditions:
04.04.2021 – 10.04.2021
25.04.2020 – 01.05.2021
Arrive in Van airport. Drive to the hotel
Skitour Mt. Artos (3.537 m) In the morning we drive to Gevas near Lake Van and continue to the foot of the mountain, 2,100 m (depending on snow conditions even under it). It takes about 4 hours to reach the summit – the view over Lake Van is unique. Descending with a racy downhill with a maximum steepness of up to 30 °. Drive to Adilcevaz, overnight at the hotel.
Skitour Mt. Süphan (4,058 m) Early in the morning we drive to the snowline just above or in the village of Kiskili. The ascent about 1650 meters in 5 hours to cope, the last 200 meters are very steep. The Süphan is rightly one of the most rewarding ski mountains and also the third highest mountain in the country. Further we drive to Dogubayazit, for the first time we see our main destination – Mt. Ararat! Overnight in the hotel.
Dogubayazit – base camp. Driveway to the village Cevirme, last control in the military.
After the luggage has been loaded onto the horses, climb up to the base camp at about 2,900 m altitude. (Depending on snow conditions), tent night.
Base camp – high camp . 3 hours we climb to the high camp (3,500 m) and set here our camp. Tomorrow is the big day
Ski tour mount Ararat Summit. At about 3 o’clock you have to get up and have breakfast. An approximately 6-hour climb takes us to the summit. At an altitude of about 4.900 m the glacier begins, from now on with crampons or depending on conditions by ski. Done, we stand on the highest peak of Turkey, the mountain Noahs. In good weather and visibility, the view extends to Iran and the Caucasus, Eastern Anatolia lies under our feet!
We enjoy our summit success. We can not stay long, because here, even in very good weather, strong winds are blowing. Descent and downhill, hopefully with wonderful powder or firn to the base camp at 2,900 m and on to Dogubeyazit.
Dogubayazit, reserve day . Reserve day for another summit attempt, otherwise visit the Ishak Pasa Palace. Afternoon transfer to Van, overnight at the hotel or depending on when the reserve day is spent on the mountain, in camp.
Flight home. Transfer to the airport