Monday, November 15, 2010

A Scot gone missing in Mount Ararat

13 November 2010

A Scot who was on a solo expedition to find the reported site of Noah's Ark on Mount Ararat gone missing since 20 September.

A friend called Musa who lives in a village at the foot of Mount Ararat raised the alarm after Mr Mackenzie failed to return as expected. Mr Mackenzie normally travels to the mountain every year to pursue his quest.

The mountain is one of the most difficult climbs in Turkey, at a height of 5882 meters and its slopes have claimed many lives

There are reports in Scottish press that PKK guerillas might kidnapped Donald Mackenzie but there is no such statement from the PKK.

In the past PKK guerillas held some tourists but made statements almost immidiately and released all shortly.

Mount Ararat, near Turkey's eastern borders with Iran and Armenia, is believed by some to be the final resting place of Noah's Ark. Mr Mackenzie has dedicated much of his life to uncovering the secrets of the legendary ark.