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…
Trip: Anatolia Mountains 2022
Very pleasant and successful trip. Successful in a few senses. First of all, we had a perfect relaxing time at the quite nice beach and in the comfortable hotel. Second, I climbed six Ultra peaks nearby (relatively).
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…
I leave the hotel well before dawn. Surprisingly good roads, and I’m moving relatively fast. But still, it takes almost 3 hours to get to the trailhead. A short stop at the lake, nice views, and a calm morning.
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.
Ancient city of Side
I get into the car and drive to the nearby city of Side. To go to the old town is possible only by taxi or special transport. A kilometer before the old town, there is a large parking lot where I leave my car. As soon as you leave the parking lot, you see the…
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.
I drive on good roads and soon it’s starting to get light, great scenery all around. I arrive at a settlement which is quite empty in the early morning. I drive up a poor quality road, but the last few hundred metres are even more difficult. I can hear the stone scraping the bottom. uhh.The…