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Vardenyats Mountain Pass: Ascent

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A climb with gorgeous mountains and incredible snow, making a remarkable backdrop of grey and white.


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5.8

Miles

9.3

KM

Ascent

10,878' 3,316 m

High

7,509' 2,289 m

Low

3,369' 1,027 m

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Down

11%

Avg Slope (6°)

31%

Max Slope (17°)
Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry
In the Vardenyats Mountain Pass, the village of Urtsadzor, and in the surrounding areas, the cellular networks of Armenia are always available. In case of an emergency, call 911, a service available throughout Armenia.

Description

The Vardenyats Mountain Pass (previously known as the Selim Mountain Pass, or Hayots Dzor Pass) is located in Gegharkunik province, west of the Vardenis mountain sierra, at an altitude of 2,410m. The Vardenyats Mountain Pass links together the Argichi valley, the Sevan Basin, and Vayk. The Martuni – Yeghegnadzor highway passes through the Vardenyats Mountain Pass. Orbelian's Caravanserai, aka the Selim Caravanserai, was built along the Vardenyats Mountain Pass in the 13th century. The ascent is not difficult and has very remarkable views along the entire way.

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Moving onward and upward.
Dec 20, 2017 near Madina, Not set (Republic of Armenia)

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