Category Archives: Climbing

Olaf deep water soloing in the center of Antalya

Nothing new here. I’ve written about the deep water soloing that I do in Antalya at least twice before. This time, it’s Olaf. The other difference is that I took these photos, probably the best falez photos that I’ve taken … Continue reading

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Hiking and climbing in Switzerland: Grimsel Pass and Ticino

My first pandemic international travel. I’m a little embarrassed to admit I hadn’t heard of Grimsel Pass or Ticino even (!) before this trip. Seb had some free time between work meetings in southern Germany and offered to pick me … Continue reading

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Deep water soloing in the center of Antalya again

For years I’ve wanted to get good photos of the climbing traverse that I do regularly on the limestone cliffs (falez) near the Ramada Hotel in the center of Antalya.  It’s only about five minutes to get there by bicycle … Continue reading

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Güver Uçurumu Canyon descent with Fahri’ler

Two years ago at the end of August I descended Güver Uçurumu for the first time.  It was hot and dry, and I knew I wanted to try canyoneering here when the river was running.  I don’t know that the … Continue reading

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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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