Finishing Unfinished Business
We were in the Geghama mountains several years ago, trying to hike Azhdahak. We had reached our trailhead with a rented Lada Niva, and camped in preparation for the hike next day. Snow fell during the night, and the first order of the day was to bring back the Lada to any visible road and safety. This time we returned in...
16 August 2018, 21h00
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At an altitude of 900 meter Yerevan is dominated by the mighty silhouette of Noah's mountain, Ararat. However, for generations Ararat and the former Armenian land around it has belonged to Turkey. One can sense a certain melancholy or resignation in this stony country that has suffered repeated conquests and earth quakes. Yet...
22 December 2014, 09h38
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Parz Lich - towards Maymekh Lerr
Having been dismissed by foul weather on Azhdahak, we were recovering our spirits through a grand tour of Armenian Monasteries. Still, we wanted to do some hiking, but were lacking information for alternative lower-altitude hikes suitable for late October. Hiking maps are not yet common in Armenia. Google Earth images of this...
20 December 2014, 18h40
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Churches of Armenia
This tour to some of the most famous Armenian Churches will mainly be done by car. There are possibilities of walking from one monastery to the other. Almost all locations offer plenty of opportunity for easy or moderate hikes. We guessed that other hikers planning to climb some of Armenia's beautiful mountains will also need...
22 December 2014, 17h09
Attempt on Azhdahak
October is not the best time to climb high mountains in Armenia, but I had work to do and so we gave it a try. Our aim was Azhdahak, one of the high (3597 meters), but not difficult mountains near Yerevan, and part of the Geghama range. Azhdahak is not a sharp peak. The slopes of Azhdahak are inhabited in summer by shepherds,...
2 December 2014, 19h47
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