Category Archives: Climbing

Tavuk mangal at Etli Döner

The first time I climbed the trad routes at Hurma (Hurma Kayaları), I was surprised to find bolts on Etli Döner.  There are over 1000 bolted routes nearby at Geyikbayırı.  Why would anyone want/need to bolt some of the few … Continue reading

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Turkey’s far southeast: Sümbül Dağı, Hakkari

I’ve been putting off writing this blog because my camera went kaput just as we were starting up the mountain so I have no photos of what was the reason to travel to Hakkari: climbing Sümbül Dağı.  Of course, my … Continue reading

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New Year in Querétaro

Querétaro’s historic center was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996.  In 2008 National Geographic Traveller ranked Querétaro 13th on their list of the 200 best historic destinations for tourists.  That downtown historic Querétaro is a super place to … Continue reading

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Adventures with Isaac: DF, Hidalgo, Potrero Chico

Mexico City is my favourite big city.  I always enjoy visiting and staying with Isaac.  Why is Mexico City my favourite?  I started thinking the reason was that I really hadn’t been to that many big cities, but that’s not … Continue reading

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Eye candy in the desert SW

Megan, Ferda, and I took off in Megan’s little red car and visited three national parks on the way from California to Colorado.  We spent longest at Joshua Tree where we did a little climbing.  The sun might make it … Continue reading

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