Category Archives: Trekking

A walk in the snow at Davras

Yesterday I got a message from one of my Nepal cohorts saying it was the day we were scheduled to be at 5800m.  Instead I’m at home in Antalya, and I keep finding more old photos to help me remember … Continue reading

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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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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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Five winter days in Aladağlar with İsmet and Alper

Training for Nepal, part one. I wanted to call this post “skiing in Aladağlar”, and, well, the week started with skiing, but it didn’t end with skiing. I took an overnight bus from Antalya to Niğde and arrived at Recep’s … Continue reading

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Trekking in Ergaki National Park

The story goes that during Soviet times mountain-loving Russians headed off to the Pamirs, Kyrgyzstan, or other Central Asian mountains.  Only with the collapse of the Soviet Union did Siberia’s Ergaki National Park start to get popular.  Even today the … Continue reading

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