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Mount Ararat

Postby jsdratm » Thu Nov 21, 2013 5:02 pm

I have signed up for the upcoming CMC trip to Mount Ararat. Has anyone here tried this peak? It is located in eastern Turkey and the trip will also be doing the highpoint of Bulgaria (Mt. Musala). I am excited to visit these unusual mountains and countries. :)

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Re: Mount Ararat

Postby Hungry Jack » Thu Nov 21, 2013 8:01 pm

Rumor is Noah was up there many years ago.
I need more dehydrogenase.

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Re: Mount Ararat

Postby highpilgrim » Fri Nov 22, 2013 10:07 am

Hungry Jack wrote:Rumor is Noah was up there many years ago.


Prove it. Show me a summit register. Otherwise, it's conjecture.
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Re: Mount Ararat

Postby Scott P » Fri Nov 22, 2013 11:00 am

Prove it. Show me a summit register. Otherwise, it's conjecture.


Rumor is Noah was up there many years ago.


Doesn't matter. He didn't follow the 3000 foot rule.
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Re: Mount Ararat

Postby jsdratm » Fri Nov 22, 2013 11:35 am

lol, on the subject, I found this on one of the Turkish guide websites. Apparently some nutter signed up for their climb of Ararat and disappeared without telling anyone so he could look for the remains of Noah's Ark. :)

The Customer from Hell - Yes, that's right: the customer from hell! If you are in business long enough, it will happen to you, too. I had the misfortune of having Joel David Klenck as my customer, September 13-17, 2011. Klenck disappeared from camp 2 for 4 or 5 hours and was missing in the dark. We feared he had fallen into the canyon and was injured or dead. We sent a search team, and the other climbers at camp 2 risked their lives looking for him. He had gone in search of Parasut's so-called Noah's Ark excavation site. When we found him, the Turkish Jandarma (military police) ordered my partners to bring him to them. We did, but not before interviewing him on camera. He stated he did not know Parasut (the Turkish guide involved in the Noah's Ark fraud), had never been to eastern Turkey before, and thought the Noah's Ark discovery was a hoax. Several weeks later Klenck began posting his fictitous "press release" stating he was the expert archeologist who had confirmed discovery of Noah's Ark. He appears in the "Days of Noah - Apocalypse II" movie, released by Noah's Ark Ministries Internationl (NAMI) in August 2011, as the expert who verifies the fraudulent discovery of the Ark. He posts his own stories written in glowing terms in third person. Since I have exposed his fraud, he has taken to creating fictitious profiles online and posting libelous and malicious blogs and comments about me, Amy Beam. To show the type of person this Klenck character is, he posted his press release on one website that is virulently anti-Muslim. I suspect he created this blog site himself, two days before he posted his own "press release" on it. He posted a photo of a big, black cow pissing on a pile of garbage, and put my name on it. Nice work, Joel. He also announced that he had found chick peas in the Noah's Ark site. Imagine, 4500 years and the mice didn't eat them! His worst lie about us is that when you lock your belongings up at Murat Camping, we steal money from your backpack. He also wrote that it costs only $250 dollars to climb Mount Ararat. Even the "cut rate tour" (see above) costs at least 400 euro without a permit, horse, tent, or hotel room. The Turkish government has banned Klenck from returning to Turkey.

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Re: Mount Ararat

Postby Hungry Jack » Fri Nov 22, 2013 1:09 pm

And I thought Sasquatch hunters were weird...
I need more dehydrogenase.

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Re: Mount Ararat

Postby Kiefer » Fri Nov 22, 2013 4:19 pm

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Kinda makes you wonder what's in the coffee! :shock:
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Re: Mount Ararat

Postby Mark A Steiner » Sun Nov 24, 2013 3:13 pm

Scott P wrote:
Prove it. Show me a summit register. Otherwise, it's conjecture.


Rumor is Noah was up there many years ago.


Doesn't matter. He didn't follow the 3000 foot rule.

He also ignored the matter of 300' prominence.
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Re: Mount Ararat

Postby SteveBonowski » Sun Nov 24, 2013 7:54 pm

Looks like John Lennon on that piece of toast.

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Re: Mount Ararat

Postby Mark A Steiner » Mon Nov 25, 2013 5:01 pm

SteveBonowski wrote:Looks like John Lennon on that piece of toast.

Alferd Packer?
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Re: Mount Ararat

Postby Skip Perkins » Mon Nov 25, 2013 5:17 pm

Father Guido Sarducci is on the toast.
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Re: Mount Ararat

Postby Hungry Jack » Mon Nov 25, 2013 5:36 pm

No way.

That's Ralph Fiennes.
I need more dehydrogenase.

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