The main objective of this trip is to enjoy lazy holidays on the Mediterranean coast. However, I was quite sure that I would find some spare time for a few climbs. With nothing specific in mind, I naturally began by researching unclimbed ultrapeaks. I found at least seven of them in the region, and despite…
Range: Western Anatolia
Asia – Anatolia – Western Anatolia
I guess this is my last ultra-peak of this trip in Turkey. I get up in the dark, before 6 am, three hours of driving, and approach the ski station. It is reached by a tarmac road of reasonably good quality. However, after passing a barrier, a gravel road catches my eye. I look at…
From the top of Uiluk Tepe, I descend at noon, leaving enough time for another peak today. I roll on small roads for almost three hours, although the straight line is only 35.5 kilometers.
I leave the hotel before dawn. It takes almost 4 hours to reach the trailhead. From Gömbe the road is unpaved. However, to my surprise I find brown signposts to points of interest. However, after a few kilometres, the arrows and my direction will stand out.
I get up with the sun, drive for a few hours. The last few kilometers are a good gravel road. I drive to the refuge, but I see that a road of similar quality goes further. I drive another kilometer or so and stop at a crossroads. I can see the path marked on the map and decide not to drive in the future on and start climbing.