The ridge from Geyiksivrisi to Sarp Katran is another of the super fun scrambling ridges near Antalya. Like the Sivri Dağı ridge traverse, this was also one of our training days for the Matterhorn. We were even the same five people as on Sivri Dağı: Fahri, Hasan, Barış, Evren, and me. Semra also joined Hasan, Barış, and me in Switzerland, but she lives in Rize and was doing her training in the Kaçkar Mountains. The Kaçkars are certainly a better place than Antalya for this type of training, and it was apparent in Switzerland. Semra seemed to handle the altitude and exposure better than the rest of us.
We moved at a reasonable pace this day, taking three hours to get to the top of Geyiksivrisi and another four hours along the ridge to Sarp Katran. The whole loop took a little less than 11 hours (car-to-car). The thing that was so terrific this day was the weather. The day started clear. Then fog and clouds started forming in the valleys below us. As we climbed, these clouds climbed too, and we usually managed to stay just above them. They did catch up with us a couple times. It made for a dramatic island-like feeling to our high ridge. What a terrific day.
I kind of like these tree photos as well.