Geyiksivrisi-Sarp Katran ridge with Seb and Philipp

I had done this route once before, about five years ago. It really is a super fun day. This time I was taking Seb and Philipp up Geyiksivrisi for their first time. What a bonus for their first day to also get to continue along the ridge to Sarp Katran!

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This is an especially good route if you’re able to leave a car at the end of the route below the summit of Sarp Katran so you don’t have to walk all the way back to the start point at Elmin Mahallesi. That final section is all downhill with no trail through a fair bit of rocky terrain. It takes a couple hours and really isn’t very fun.

Seb and I drove up the evening before, left his car at the base of Sarp Katran, above Kozağacı, as I just described, and bicycled back to his house.

Seb and I drove up the afternoon before and left the car here so we wouldn't need to walk all the way back to our starating point the following day.  We bicycled to his house that evening.  Of course, you need two cars for this. by bryandkeith on flickr
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Philipp picked up us at Seb’s house in Çakırlar the following morning, and we drove up in Philipp’s car to Elmin Mahallesi, the regular start point for Geyiksivrisi.

We took three hours to reach the summit of Geyiksivrisi, a reasonable (not fast) pace.

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Here we are celebrating with a little lunch on the Geyiksivrisi summit.

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From there we started moving pretty slowly, enjoying the ridge I guess you could say, and ended up taking almost 10 hours to complete the route (even with the car shuttle!).

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And finally the Sarp Katran summit, looking back at the ridge we had just spent about five hours traversing:

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That’s a seriously fun hike. I’m looking forward to doing it again.

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1 Response to Geyiksivrisi-Sarp Katran ridge with Seb and Philipp

  1. Mike Painter says:

    Beautiful scenery!

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