Category Archives: Climbing

Adventures on Mt. Belukha, Siberia’s highest peak

With the lure of escaping Antalya’s oppressive August heat, Özgür didn’t have much trouble to convince me to come with him backpacking in Siberia.  We flew via Moscow to Gorno Altaysk where we picked up our pre-arranged permit to visit … Continue reading

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A walk up Dedegöl Dağı in the winter

This was my first trip to Dedegöl Dağı.  It’s in a slightly remote area of Isparta between Aksu and Yenişarbademli, between the big lakes of Beyşehir and Eğirdir.  Özgür had been to Dedegöl before in the summer (or spring?) to … Continue reading

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A long day on Geyiksivrisi

Oops. I wrote this post in June 2016 but somehow forgot to publish it. Here it is, two years late… Fatma’s been excited about climbing Geyiksivrisi for some time now.  We had a date set a couple months ago, but … Continue reading

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Güver Uçurumu Canyon descent with Onur and Bekir

I’ve written before about bicycling around the rim of Güver Uçurumu, and my last post was about trad climbing at Kapuz Boğazı at the bottom of the Güver Uçurumu.  On this trip we decided to descend Güver Uçurumu Canyon directly. … Continue reading

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Trad climbing at Kapuz Boğazı

Kapuz Boğazı is the name given to the area where the Güver Uçurumu Canyon widens out after the water is constricted in a narrow gorge.  You can reach from below easily by road via Aşağı Karaman Köyü.  I’ve come both … Continue reading

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