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 The 2001 Ararat Peace Climb

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Hello EverestNews.com readers !

The press conference went well - good turnout; 4 TV stations and various other reporters. Swee, Ricardo and David (me) were asked to comment on the climb in English. Turkey's minister of sports also took part and will join the climb.

Also met more folks from AKUT team - plus Tunc. Everest summiter fresh from Everest in May. Good guy.

Tomorrow we fly to Van - tonight pizza at Nasuh's.  Right now DK [David] will go checkout the amazing blue mosque just up the hill.  Istanbul is an appealing mix of west and east - Europe and Asia and various other combinations.  Worth a look

check in the pm DK

Dear EverestNews.com ! [Morning AM]

We are off to Van now. Could not get through on the net last night.  hope to have better luck in Van.

We were on nationwide TV in Turkey last night around midnight! Good show!  Please tell me why you climb in one sentence or less - no seriously the media has been very gracious and supportive of the team and the good causes that we are supporting. It was a fun show last night. Hopefully we will have some pictures to send soon.

It is still hot, 37 in the city yesterday - We will be stepping back in time as we travel to the area where Mt. Ararat is in this country.   Right now we are literally straddling the frontier of Asia and Europe.  Today we leave the west behind us. 

Best regards, David 

Note: This is the first group of climbers. A second group will be arriving this weekend and meeting the first group at Base camp.

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