Mount Ararat is a snow-capped, dormant volcanic cone in Eastern Turkey. The Ararat massif has two peaks: Greater Ararat 5137m and Lesser Ararat 3896 m. The last eruption on Ararat was about 10 thousand years ago. Mount Ararat is on the border of Turkey, Armenia, Georgia and Iran. 

Mount Ararat has captivated mountaineers for decades. Home of Noah's Ark, this ancient volcano has attracted its fair share of Ark hunters, mountaineers and geologists. It provides an unusual and quite challenging walking and mountaineering objective. Given good visibility, the views extend to Mount Elbrus in the Russian Caucasus and Kazbek Peak in the Georgian Caucasus. For European alpinists it is the nearest mountain in this height category.