<html> <head> <title>Injured Man Rescued on Mount Ararat 2011</title> <meta name="Description" content="Injured Armenian Climber rescued on Mount Ararat by Mount Ararat Trek and Murat Camping, August 20, 2011"> <meta name=keywords content="insurance mount ararat,helicopter mount ararat,medical evaluation mount ararat,mount ararat,mt. ararat,mount ararat climb,Agri Dagi,mount ararat trek,mount ararat trekking,araratsguide,araratguide,Mount Ararat photo,Mount Ararat guide,Agri Dagi guide,mount ararat climbing permit,mount ararat climbing permission,Mt Ararat travel agency,mount ararat tour operator,hotel Dogubeyazit,hotel Dogubeyezit,hotel Dogubayezit,"> </head> <body><font face=arial> <center> <p> <h2>Injured Armenian Man Rescued off Mount Ararat by Murat Camping</h2> <table width = 60%> <tr> <td valign=top> <img src="images/injured_armenian_2011.jpg" width=370>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </td> <td valign=top> <font face=arial size=2> August 20, 2011 - While descending from the summit of Mount Ararat, this man slid 100 feet down a sheet of ice, above camp 2, and cracked his skull open on a rock. Tom Russell, an American climber who witnessed the accident, phoned Amy Beam, <a href="http://www.mountararattrek.com/contactmountararat.htm">Mount Ararat Trek</a>, and pleaded for a helicopter evacuation. After meeting with the Turkish jandarma and many calls to Agri and Ankara government offices, this was not possible. This man was not a customer of Mount Ararat Trek nor Murat Camping. However, Beam immediately enlisted her partners, Murat ^ahin and Sayim ^ahin, owners of Murat Camping, who organized a rescue team. The guide ran away to avoid jail, because the injured Armenian was climbing without a permit. The team of eight rescuers used the poles from the kitchen tent, along with mats and rope to make a litter. They carried the man for seven hours off the mountain to the waiting ambulance that drove him to Van Hospital. After a stay in the hospital, the man survived. <p> This was a remarkable rescue operation, because it takes six hours for a physically fit person to walk off the mountain from camp 2 at 4200m to the pickup point at 2250m. <p> <img src="images/above_camp2_ice.jpg" height=120>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <img src="images/above_camp2_bloody_rocks.jpg" height=120><br> ice sheet and blood on rocks above camp 2, photos by <a href="http://www.NoahsArkSearch.com" target=_blank>Rex Geissler</a> </font> </td> </tr> </table> </body> </html>