After three successful climbs on Mount Ararat this summer, the season has come to an end. Congratulations to the entire Berg Adventures team as they accomplished their goals while experiencing the challenges a great mountain like Ararat has to offer. With great teamwork and superb leadership all three of our teams gained some worthy mountaineering experience while making lasting memories and friendships! Enjoy some of the great photo highlights from these three trips.
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Our friends from the Netherlands started our Ararat 2013 season off with a beautiful rooftop dinner at their hotel overlooking Istanbul
There is so much to learn about Cappadocia, the region is full of great history and culture and this group was ready to learn!
Jan, with his unmistakable orange umbrella, taking in the beauty of Cappadocia
While the team waits for their flight to Van they take a minute to enjoy the Berg Adventures dispatches of their trip so far.
The team ready to take on Mount Ararat.
Every night on the mountain the team would get together in the dinning tent to play bridge.
On our way to the summit
Our friends from the Netherlands on the summit of Ararat
“To earn, to learn and to return” is a theme that Alfons Driessen came up with at the beginning of the trip and it really represents well our expeditions on Turkey this year. Here Jan Dekker and Leila Berg look proud to stand on the summit of Ararat. Great Job Team!
Our great team leader Wally Berg!
The Sibley’s and Vaughan’s arrive in Istanbul!
The Hagia Sofia is a structure of architectural wonder in Istanbul and one of our favorites to visit.
The Sibley family stopping for a photo in front of the iconic Blue Mosque
The team crouching for a photo in the Kaymakli underground city
Posing for a photo with the main goal, Ararat, in the background
Our home during our time on Ararat
This Summit group walked arm in arm for the last bit of the climb and they all stepped on to the top together. Congratulations team!
We have never seen anything like this. Jake’s legs were incredible sore when he got back to High Camp from the summit and we witnessed him walk backwards the whole way from High Camp to Camp 1. Incredible!
We are back in Istanbul with the third and final group of our 2013 season in Turkey.
Longtime friends stop for a photo in the streets of Istanbul.
The group could not wait to arrive in Cappadocia .
What better way to explore Cappadocia then from high above the region in a Balloon.
The best part about arriving early in the morning is taking off into beautiful pink skies.
The climb begins!
Valentine decided it was best for her to support the team from Camp I. Since she spent her time on the mountain there and loved it so much we named it Camp Valentine!
Charles at his high point on Mount Ararat proudly holding a sign for his surgeons that made climbing this high possible for him
Carolyn at the high point in her life 16,200ft. Well done Carolyn!
Our third and final Summit team of the 2013 season. Great job to all our climbers!
After a great climb on Ararat it’s so nice to soak our feet in the crystal waters of Lake Van.
Valentine with our amazing guides Duygu, Jamal and Mehmet. Thank you for helping us achieve our goals!
Farewell Turkey, see you next year!