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Western Plateau

Western Plateau
Photos courtesy of Chuck Aaron and Bob Garbe

The Western Plateau at 15,000 feet is a large "fairly" flat area high on Mount Ararat. A good place to land the Ark! In 1989, Chuck Aaron, Bob Garbe and myself formed Immanuel Expeditions, and with the help of some good friends, landed on the Western Plateau by helicopter. Using a compact radar unit that Bob made, we measured the depth of the ice near our camp to be approximately 260 feet deep. Unfortunately, we were not allowed to complete the subsurface radar survey on the Western Plateau. Chuck believes the Western Plateau is a caldera, which is a collapsed volcano cone. One could see how this area could match descriptions of the Ark being in a lake high on Mount Ararat.

The "Ice Cave" or "Eye of the Bird" as it is sometimes called, was initially thought to be the remains of Noah's Ark in 1989, but after a closer inspection is now believed to be rock or possibly a volcanic vent. Some ark researchers believe the Ice Cave may have been what some others have thought to be Noah's Ark in the past. Like other potential sites for the ark, they should be "carefully" eliminated using our best scientists, equipment and techniques before we right them off.

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