Mount Ararat 2011 Archaeological Studies and Summit
Sep 9, 2011Public
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Photo: Finally, the never-ending lava rock looks like it might give way to ice
Photo: Getting in sight of Kevin DeVries and Pedro Venegas, who started an hour before me with Holt Condren, John Bryant, and Jose Renteria starting 45 minutes after me
Photo: Kurdish porters making their way up the rock pile
Photo: Kurdish porters carrying equipment with their noticeable yellow jackets purchased for the expedition
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Photo: Staying to the west = left to wait for putting on the crampons until the last possible moment
Photo: After Holt Condren trained me to properly tie my crampons, I had to tie some of the Kurdish porters' crampons so hope I got it right as we look out to the Ararat Plain!
Photo: In the distance going past the Western Plateau ice cliffs are Kevin DeVries and Pedro Venegas
Photo: Kevin DeVries and Pedro Venegas heading past the ice cliffs above the Western Plateau
Photo: Kevin DeVries and Pedro Venegas heading past the ice cliffs above the Western Plateau
Photo: A beautiful day on the Mount Ararat ice cap with the Western Summit on the right
Photo: The Western Summit is in sight but the only problem is that I assume it was a false summit because I've been fooled so many times on Colorado 14ers...
Photo: The Western Summit is in sight but the only problem is that I assume it was a false summit because I've been fooled so many times on Colorado 14ers...
Photo: The Western Summit is in sight but the only problem is that I assume it was a false summit because I've been fooled so many times on Colorado 14ers...
Photo: Looking northwest to the the Western Plateau ice sheet
Photo: Ice cliffs above Western Plateau and Abich I ice
Photo: Ice cliffs above Western Plateau and Abich I ice
Photo: The ice cliffs above the Western Plateau and Abich I ice
Photo: Uh oh, how quickly is that cloud forming on the Western Summit?
Photo: Kurdish porters catching up to me again
Photo: Kevin DeVries, Pedro Venegas, and Iranian Climbers making their way to Western Summit. Looks like the whisp of a cloud is moving away to the north!