Monthly Archives: May 2020

A (pathetic) Gömbe summit attempt

After Aladağlar and Kaçkar, I had some training days planned in Antalya for a little more mountaineering before Nepal.  One of my ideas was to revisit Gömbe between Elmalı and Kaş.  Well, Sars-Cov-2 didn’t only cancel my Nepal trip, but … Continue reading

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A craft beer journey in Turkey

Since Sars-Cov-2 canceled my trip to Nepal, I’ve had time to get caught up with important things that I’ve been putting off for some time — such as researching Turkey’s craft beer scene!  Bars, restaurants, and intercity transportation are all … Continue reading

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Five winter days in Kaçkar with İsmet and the Bulgarians

Training for Nepal, part two. I wanted to call this post “skiing in Kaçkar”, and, well, the week started with skiing, but it didn’t end with skiing. I took an overnight bus from Niğde to Erzurum, went straight to the … Continue reading

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