Snow climb on Tunç Dağı

I think the activity I miss most from Colorado is the snow climbs.  The easy access to say, Skywalker Couloir on South Arapaho from Boulder, is pretty incredible.  And that’s one of many choices from Boulder.  The mountains around Antalya aren’t high enough to get a lot of snow, and the one with the quickest and easiest access is Tunç so we keep going back there.  These photos are from May, but it had been a particularly wet April so there’s more snow than one could usually expect in May.

The route we chose goes up through the large shady spot about 1/3 of the way in from the left of the photo.  Above the shade we did an upward traverse to the right and then straight up to the ridge. by bryandkeith on flickr

DSCN7794 by bryandkeith on flickr

DSCN7801 by bryandkeith on flickr

DSCN7808 by bryandkeith on flickr

DSCN7811 by bryandkeith on flickr

I did this climb with Cemalettin and Terry.  Terry was visiting for just a few days from England after working in İstanbul.  Back in Antalya after the climb he was excited to go to the beach and go swimming since he was flying back to cold England the very next day.  Snow climbing in the morning and swimming in the sea in the afternoon — well, that’s something you don’t get to do in Colorado!

DSCN7830 by bryandkeith on flickr

DSCN7837 by bryandkeith on flickr

Cemalettin and Terry by bryandkeith on flickr

DSCN7848 by bryandkeith on flickr

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