DYNAFIT DEALER CAMP 2015Ski touring on the Mountain of the Gods: Ararat, 5,165 meters
Our destination is Mount Ararat (5,165 m/16,945 ft) on the eastern edge of Turkey. The legendary Mount Ararat is known as the mountain of the ark or Noah’s mountain in the Promised Land. You’ll find an oriental ambiance, magnificent views stretching to the neighboring countries of Iran and Armenia, as well as a downhill delight of 2,265 vertical meters (7,431 feet)This once-in-a-lifetime expedition will take eight days, including approach and ascent with stays in two high camps. Although the ski tour is relatively simple technically, it will certainly demand certain levels of conditioning from you.
Day 1:Travel on your own to Istanbul. Meet at the Ataturk Airport at 5 p.m. Dinner and overnight at a hotel.
Day 2:Fly to Van. Visit Adilcevaz. Travel onward to Lake Avgir (2,500 m/8,202 ft). Camp in tents at Lake Avgir.
Day 3:Ascend to the first high camp (2,950 m/9,678 ft) with the help of pack animals. Carry only a small daypack. That morning, take the opportunity to visit Ishakpasa with its amazing 17th Century architecture. Camp in tents. Ascent: 700 vertical meters (2,297 ft), 5 hours.
Day 4:Ascend to Camp 2 at 3,900 meters (12,795 ft). This is the departure point for Ararat (5,165 meters). Camp in tents. Ascent: 1,100 vertical meters (3,609 ft), 5 hours.
Day 5:Ascend Ararat early in the morning where a fascinating panorama awaits you. Wide-open steppes (grasslands) with lakes and an oriental ambiance give you a breath-taking experience on the summit. The final highlight: An incredible descent of 2,265 meters (7,431 ft)! Camp in tents. Ascent: 1,065 m (3,494 ft), descent 2,265 m (7,431 ft), 5 hours.
Day 6:Return to Dogubevazit. Visit the city with its mosques and aromatic bazaars. Overnight in a hotel.
Day 7:Return to Van. Fly to Istanbul. Overnight in a hotel.
Day 8:Shopping and touring in Istanbul. There, you can revisit the achievements of your ski tour over a Turkish coffee. Pack up the gear and board a return flight from Istanbul to Munich.
This extraordinary expedition is made possible by Dynafit together with its partners the Hindelanger Mountain Guides and Hydroalpine. This trip to the Mountain of the Gods costs only 1,480 € (not including flight and visa). Included in the price is the Traverse Primaloft Jacket and a Leopard logo cap.
Be a part of the exclusive Dealer Camp Mount Ararat 2015!
Sunday April 5th/12th or 19th, 2015, at 5 p.m. at the Ataturk Airport in Istanbul. Look for the Dynafit beach flag at Exit.
Organized on your own. Neither Dynafit, the Hindelanger Mountain Guide Service, nor mountain guides will book travel or flights. When booking travel, take care to book domestic flights Istanbul-Van and Van-Istanbul at the same time:Istanbul-Van departure 6.45 am, Van-Istanbul departure 10.15 am.
Included and organized by the
Hindelanger Mountain Guide and Die Bergführer Service:
8 days organized and guided by two mountain guides from the HIndelanger Mountain Guide Service. This includes mountain guides, one tour guide on-site, Visa handling/processing, national park fees, climbing permits, all ground transfers, plus:4 hotel nights including breakfast and dinner,Full board at camp, cook and porters to camp at 3,900 meters (12,795 feet), andCamping gear, tents.
EUR 1.480,00 per person (including 100.00 Euro deposit paid directly through PayPal, with the remainder paid via bank transfer upon receipt of invoice)
Flights to and from Istanbul, domestic round-trip flights Istanbul-Van.Visa fees of US $50. Personal entertainment and organization outside of the official program. Daytime meals in Istanbul, beverages.Additional charges for extra baggage/ ski baggage per person/ travel cancellation insurance package.
Lodging / Reservations:
Booked by organizers.
Ascents of 6-7 hours, good conditioning and competency skiing on unbroken snow
Advanced to expert skiers
Number of participants:
Min. 12 / max. 24
We recommend purchasing travel insurance to cover cancellation, illness and rescue costs.
To protect from tetanus and polioAlso recommended: typhoid and hepatitis A vaccinations
Mountain guide assignment:
Receipt of a list of participants and each person’s assigned guide as well Visas 1 month prior to the trip
Travel and safety information:
Safety measures across the country of Turkey are quite high. Take note that photographing or otherwise filming any military or security facility is prohibited. If in doubt or if such a facility is not explicitly obvious as such, photographing or filming should be avoided. If the travel safety situation should change, we will immediately inform all participants. Current information can be found at: www.auswaertiges-amt.de or at your country’s foreign affairs office or government website.
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