Explorer, Creator and Originator of NoahsArkSearch.com Website from 1995-2001, and Co-Author and Originator of The Explorers of Ararat: And the Search for Noah’s Ark Book
1988 Dr. Charles Willis Snow Tiger Team
Conducted subsurface radar / ice drilling on the Eastern Plateau for 18 days.
1989 Chuck Aaron/Bob Garbe Emmanuel Expeditions
Conducted subsurface radar on the Ararat Western Plateau.
1990 Don Shockey/Carl Baugh Ararat 8 Team
Visions of Ararat video, found objects of interest in Abich II Glacier via helicopter.
Managed web site dedicated to documententing the historic search for Noah’s Ark.
1996-Present The Explorers of Ararat
Originated, coordinated, edited and co-authored the 482-page book that includes 265 photographs and 21 co-authors, The Explorers of Ararat.
1998 Ark Research Team Consultant
Conference attendee on Flood of Noah at Ataturk University, Turkey.
1999-Present ArcImaging Vice-President
Colorado Meeting Presenter for Ataturk University Officials.
2001 Featured on History Channel Documentary
History’s Mysteries: The Search for Noah’s Ark
Mount Ararat Photo Album
All Photos Copyrighted by B.J. Corbin
- B.J. Corbin #5 – 1988 Mount Ararat, Mihtepe base camp (13,500′) Guy Leduc throwing a snowball at B.J. Corbin (Chris Ronigen standing behind Guy)
- B.J. Corbin #6 – 1988 Mount Ararat, Mihtepe base camp (13, 500′) B.J. Corbin looking on (photo by Ross Mehan)
- B.J. Corbin #7 – 1988 Mount Ararat, Mihtepe base camp (13, 500′) Photo of Little Ararat
- B.J. Corbin #8 – 1988 Mount Ararat, Eastern Summit (16, 800′) (L-R) Buddy, Carl, Dr. Willis, Larry, Scott, and B.J. (sitting) behind the 40′ PICO Ice Drill
- B.J. Corbin #9 – 1988 Mount Ararat, camp below Mihtepe (Horse Plateau?) (Debbie, B.J., Fig, Fatih, Jim)
- B.J. Corbin #10 – 1988 Mount Ararat, Eli Village (first camp) B.J. Corbin, Dr. Charles Willis, and Guy Leduc)
- B.J. Corbin #11 – 1989 Mount Ararat, Western Summit plateau (15,000′) B.J. Corbin holding Immanuel Expeditions Team Flag
- B.J. Corbin #12 – 1988 Mount Ararat, Mihtepe base camp (13, 500′) Dr. Willis’ Snow Tiger Team.
- B.J. Corbin #15 – 1988 Mount Ararat, Mihtepe base camp (13, 500′) (L-R) Jim Willis, Scott Little, and Fig Newton
- B.J. Corbin #16 – 1988 Mount Ararat, Eli Village. B.J. Corbin and Debbie Redmer handing out candy
- B.J. Corbin #17 – 1988 Mount Ararat, below Mihtepe base camp (Horse Plateau)
- B.J. Corbin #18 – 1988 Mount Ararat, Mihtepe base camp (13, 500′) Looking down towards the backside of the Ahora Gorge east wall
- B.J. Corbin #21 – 1990 Mount Ararat, Shochey Helicopter expedition. Large shadow object just below the 2 summit peaks
- B.J. Corbin – 1989 photo map 1 by B.J Corbin, based on a picture by Bob Garbe and Chuck Aaron
- B.J. Corbin – 1989 photo map 2 by B.J Corbin, based on a picture by Bob Garbe and Chuck Aaron (more detail)
- B.J. Corbin – 1988 Willis Team resting on the approach up Mount Ararat
- B.J. Corbin – 1988 photo of Mount Ararat by B.J. Corbin (one of my favorite pictures!)
- B.J. Corbin – 1998 photo of B.J. Corbin standing in front of Mount Ararat
- B.J. Corbin – Scale of Noah’s Ark on Mount Ararat based on measurements taken on the Western Plateau in 1989
- B.J. Corbin – Mount Ararat photo map by B.J. Corbin, based on a Corona satellite image from Tom Pickett
- B.J. Corbin – Front cover of The Explorers Of Ararat: And the Search for Noah’s Ark
- B.J. Corbin – Back cover of The Explorers Of Ararat: And the Search for Noah’s Ark
- B.J. Corbin – 1989 photo of our helicopter landing on the Western Plateau at 15,000′ (probably a record of some kind for that helicopter?)
- B.J. Corbin – Kazan stone with hole at top
- B.J. Corbin – Analysis of Ray Lubeck drawing by B.J. Corbin
- B.J. Corbin – 1988 Mount Ararat photo of Mihtepe base camp (13,500′)
- B.J. Corbin – 1988 Mount Ararat photo of Mihtepe base camp (13,500′) with B.J. Corbin looking up to the top
- B.J. Corbin – 1988 Mount Ararat photo of Mihtepe base camp (13,500′) B.J. Corbin in front of tent
- B.J. Corbin – 1989 Mount Ararat helicopter flight on the northwest side of the mountain
- B.J. Corbin – 1989 Mount Ararat helicopter flight showing the Western Plateau
B.J.’s Expedition Photos
1988 Willis Expedition
In 1988, I went to Turkey with Dr. Charles Willis to survey the eastern summit area (16,500 feet) of Mount Ararat. Dr. Willis surmised that for the ark to survive into the modern era on Mount Ararat, it must be buried high on the mountain in a stationary ice pack. We were well-equipped with subsurface radar and polar ice drill. The results of the survey convinced members of the expedition that the remains of Noah’s Ark were not buried under the eastern summit snowfield.
1989 Aaron/Garbe/Corbin Expedition
In 1989, I went to Turkey with Chuck Aaron and Bob Garbe to investigate the Western Plateau summit area of Mount Ararat. Chuck is a skilled helicopter pilot, Bob built the portable radar unit and I was along for the ride! Chuck flew the initial helicopter flight with Bob and the other Turkish helicopter pilot. (to show him the ropes!) The second flight with the Turkish pilot took the expedition photographer and myself. By not properly acclimating through standard climbing protocol, we all felt the effects of mountain sickness from the quick jump in altitude. If that wasn’t bad enough, how about a couple of guys visiting your camp with machine guns!!!? I will share more about our exciting account in the future. A book was written and published based on our experiences. We were able to accomplish a couple of days of radar surveying, but encountered poor readings on one day due to melting conditions. We were able to determine that the ice on the western plateau was at least 260 feet deep in some areas. We also accidentally scaled the size of the ark by setting markers every 50 feet up to 500 feet. This measurement along with a helicopter photo showing our camp on the Western Plateau has greatly assisted ark researchers in estimating what the size of the ark should look like in photos.
1990 Shockey Expedition
In 1990, I went to Turkey with Dr. Don Shockey to search the northeast Abich II Glacier area to investigate an object-of-interest by helicopter, then with a followup ground expedition. We were allowed many flights (about a dozen) around Mount Ararat, and were able to extensively photograph the target area at rather close range. Several other potential ark sites were also viewed and photographed, but the team was not permitted to climb to the target area.