Category Archives: Trekking

An overnight trip to Ovacık Dağı

Last December I signed up for a weekend trip to climb Ovacık Dağı with TODOSK.  I was hoping to use crampons and an ice axe so I was a little bummed to learn that at that point it had hardly … Continue reading

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Sunrise on Tunç

I’ve written about Tunç before.  It’s the biggest most impressive mountain that we can see from Antalya.  It’s also a rather easy climb though the drive to the start takes a good hour.  It would be quite a feat to … Continue reading

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Ilgaz’ Küçük Hacet

For New Years week I went to Ankara to spend some time with Gezginder friends.  That’s the name of one of Ankara’s hiking/outdoor groups, like TODOSK in Antalya.  Banu and Deniz were busy working on their theses, but Sabiha, Pınar, … Continue reading

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Isparta’s Barla Dağı

Barla Dağı (2800m) is in Isparta, not far from beautiful Eğidir Gölü.  I joined TODOSK for a weekend ascent of this peak a couple months ago.  I had been with TODOSK on a number of their crowded (40-100 people) Sunday … Continue reading

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Çalbalı, a short hike near Antalya

One of the prominent but not very high peaks to the west of Antalya is Çalbalı Dağı.  It’s only 1650m, low enough that it still has trees on top.  It looks like there could be good climbing routes to the … Continue reading

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