Category Archives: Turkey

Skiing in Antalya

In January we had some unusually cold weather in Antalya.  It even snowed (twice!) down below Geyikbayırı in the camps where the climbers stay, something that hadn’t happened in years.  Guillaume, Seb, and I took advantage of the conditions and … Continue reading

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Fall colors in the mountains east of Antalya

My third short bicycle tour of 2016.  Just like the other two, I again went into the mountains near Antalya, but this time I went east instead of west.  I had been east a couple times to Gündoğmuş by car, … Continue reading

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Antalya ‹—› Fethiye bicycle tour

Wow, I really need to go on more bicycle tours.  This was only my second tour this year, and it was great to get out.  I spent about three days riding to Fethiye which was really too fast and five … 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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Trekking the Kaçkar at Verçenik

Wow, the Kaçkar Mountains are absolutely stunning.  I’ve biked through the Kaçkar, come skiing twice, and hiked to the eponymous summit, the range’s highest.  This summer Ferda and I planned to traverse the range from the Black Sea side to … Continue reading

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