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Aladaglar Mountains, Central Turkey, August 2012

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Demirkazick 3756 m.

Last summer (2012) Anita Rostén, Hampus Rääf, Sofia and myself embarked on a semi adventurous trip to the Aladaglar mountains in central Turkey.  These pics have been wasting precious disc space on my PC for over a year now and finally I got the time to do something with them. All in all, a magnificent place to travel to for multi pitch limestone sports climbing with a touch of alpine.

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Parmakkaya and Hampus

Hampus and Sofia contemplating.

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Hampus amping up to charge into the run-out crux sequence on the third pitch of  Mezza Luna Nascente on Parmakkaya east face (2880m)

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“The mountain is that way”. Some fat dude pointing out the direction.

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Scrambing up the first pitch of Orient on Pamakkaya, East Face.

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Orient, Parmakkaya, Aladag Mountains

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Buttshot. Orient.

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Hampus on the Summit of Parmakkaya.

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Summit…

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Hampus starting up Rolando Larchers brilliant route Trans Aladaglar in the Kazliki Valley. This 40 m route wanders it’s way up continuously overhanging conglomerate limestone.

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Trans Aladaglar.

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Sofia, Kazikli Canyon

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Recep Ince

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Anita trying to figure out many quickdraws to bring…

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East face of Güvercinlic vadisi, 3073m. Sofia and Anita made the 2nd ascent of “Pistache ta mére a des moustaches“. They thought the route would be a fully bolted clip up and racked up accordingly only to find that the 250 m route had only 5 bolts in total. This summed up to a little adventure.

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Sofia on a sportaneering adventure. Photo, Anita Rostén.

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Bivi under the west face of Güvercinlik kulesi III 3000 m or before attacking Come to Dervish.

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Come to Derwish. The east face of Güvercinlik Vadisi visable in the back. The girls were having an adventure on that face at the same time as we were climbing.

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Retards on Summit.

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The mighty 600 m West face of Güvercinlik Kulesi, Tranga Tower.

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Happy now.

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My wife, Sofia!

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Sofia following on “Vento D’estate” 325m 6c on Yelatan West face. Photo: Anita Rostén.

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Me making the first ascent of “Master of puppets aka Why Not, Coconut” 40 m 8a just left of Trans Aladaglar. Hampus repeated it shortly after.

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Sofia climbing Marrakesh, Kazikli Gorge

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Anita Rostèn climbing Go Home

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Hampus, Kazikli Gorge

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Cappodoccia

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Cappodoccia

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Cappodoccia

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Trippy rock formations. Cappodoccia.

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Cappodoccia

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Recep and Yonca

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Cappodoccia

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