Category Archives: Climbing

New Year in Querétaro

Querétaro’s historic center was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996.  In 2008 National Geographic Traveller ranked Querétaro 13th on their list of the 200 best historic destinations for tourists.  That downtown historic Querétaro is a super place to … Continue reading

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Adventures with Isaac: DF, Hidalgo, Potrero Chico

Mexico City is my favourite big city.  I always enjoy visiting and staying with Isaac.  Why is Mexico City my favourite?  I started thinking the reason was that I really hadn’t been to that many big cities, but that’s not … Continue reading

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Eye candy in the desert SW

Megan, Ferda, and I took off in Megan’s little red car and visited three national parks on the way from California to Colorado.  We spent longest at Joshua Tree where we did a little climbing.  The sun might make it … Continue reading

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A week in Aladağlar, scrambling and climbing

Perhaps the mountain that I hear Turks talk about the most is Demirkazık.  A few weeks ago in the Kaçkar Mountains when someone was trying to convince the leader that he had enough experience to attempt Verçenik, he said that … Continue reading

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Classic Route on Sivri Dağı

It seems that the easiest route on any mountain in Turkey is called the “Classic Route”.  In addition to being the easiest, it also tends to be the route that gets climbed the most even if it’s not the best.  … Continue reading

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