Mount Ararat is a snow-capped, dormant volcanic cone and the highest mountain in Turkey (5137m). Its summit is located 16kms west of Iran and 32kms south of the Armenian border. Biblical accounts narrates that this is the place where Noah’s Ark came to rest. The climbing season is June-September (July and August are best).Climbing Mount Ararat does not require any serious technical climbing but one should know basic self arrest, ice-axe and crampon use for the last 200 meters of the mountain.Climbing Turkey’s highest summit is a unique experience, giving you the opportunity to explore one of the world’s rare beauty spots, in a culturally fascinating region.
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