We recommend the following precautions as safety
First of all be assured that you will not
meet with life-threatening situations. The people there are secure
within their lives and are friendly. There may be a few local guides and/or
mule-renters who will try to extract extra money from you, but this is not to
be taken seriously. As long as you take precautions against theft, you, alone
or with your partner, may roam the mountain safely.
If you are not traveling as a part of an
arranged tour, you should be cautious about your belongings. The locals,
especially children, are curious about mountain equipment; you will find that
small items tend to disappear. If you are traveling with an agency, you
will have a watchman who will guard against thieft.
If you travel with a agency, you and your
values are in safe. For example Buklamania
has a guard who protect the campsites.
Nevertheless, it is important to keep
your equipment with you even when you are inside your tent. Especially pickaxe
and crampons should not be left outside. Be sure to take your valuable
belongings with you when you leave your tent. When you load your mule,
take care that nothing will fall out of your packs. Instances of theft are
more common in camp 3200m than in camp 4200.
All of Ararat Bag is under government
survalliance. If there are problems you can dial 156 jandarme. In
addition, civil rescue teams and military helicopters are ready to help in
case of accidents and seious injuries.
The climb to Ararat is to be taken seiously.
When you enter the glacial area to should definitely put on your crampons. Do
not take routes you are not familiar with, try to hire a local guide, do
not try to climb the peak alone. Do not start the climb with defective
equipment. Have your cell phone with you at all times, the whole
mountain is within range.Let somebody know about your route and your daily
program. Do not attempt the climb in bad weather.
Here is a list of warnings:
Do join an agency arranged tour.
Apply for documents at least 3 months ahead
July and August are the most crowded months.
It is important to remember that the practice of first-come-first-served
applies to get the final permission.
Do be cautious about your valuables,l money
and mountaineering equipment.
Do not attempt the climb without a guide.
Let the officials know about your route.
Do not attmpet the climb with deficient or
Do not take the mountain lightly.