Monthly Archives: December 2016

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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Auto-touring to a couple yayla in Rize

The Kaçkar Mountains!  A great escape from Antalya’s summertime heat.  This summer Ferda and I signed up with one of Rize’s hiking clubs, KDRK, for their casual six-day trekking trip.  But first we arrived in Rize early with a couple … Continue reading

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