Showing posts with label Turkey. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Turkey. Show all posts

Monday, September 27, 2010

Turkish Countryside/ Limestone Everywhere

Just a few shots of the mountainous environs near JoSiTo! Pretty beautiful. (And one of the first days it was cloudy/ cool enough to walk during the middle of the day.)

JoSiTo Camp's Colorful Laundry

The Trebenna Sector...

Sarkit, Magara (and other) Sector(s)

-Christine Balaz

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Extreme Turkish Wildlife, Parts1, 2, and 2.5/// We're not in Montana Anymore

Still in Turkey, near Antalya/ at JoSiTo. We've been climbing -more and more, appreciating this cryptic limestone/ tufa (+ sometimes blocky conglomerate) area- it's amazing, but hard to learn!

Though the routes, learning process, etc... here has been great, the coolest photos + videos so far are of the local wildlife. Behold...!

Mammut's Wing Jacket (Mens/ Black/ Medium), an awesome wind beaker, also provides a cozy home for soft, white scorpion babies.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Antalya Region, Turkey: Limestone

Right now in the Antalya region of Turkey , daytime highs are in the mid-90s (around 34 or 35 degrees C) in the shade! Much hotter than "sending temps, bro!"... but at this time of year, heat is a much better problem than rain and cold!

We'll be working-for-food-and-camping at JoSiTo climber camp/ guest house for about seven weeks. So in that time, we should hopefully get into shape, get used to the rock, and see the temperatures fall significantly!

Hopefully more "sports action" soon. Right now, we're just getting into shape after work and injury healing this summer. Also getting used to the very cryptic slopey-tufa-techy style here. Quite different than anything we've seen before -including other tufas.

Taking the bus from Karlstad (Sweden) to Stockholm.

Turkish Visa (Required of American Citizens)


Um... I think the mountains are... THAT way.

View from JoSiTo.

The kitchen.

Keep on rockin in the Free World.

Sweet, sweet 80 m Serenity rope. Saving lives every day!

Feasting on vegetables, feta, etc...

Playing Monopoly... the new tradition.


-Christine Balaz

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Goodbye Montana; Hello Sweden, Turkey

I'm about to bust a move from Montana to Sweden (briefly), and then to climb in the Antalya region of Turkey for seven weeks, staying at the climber hostel/ camp, JoSiTo. Should be awesome! More pictures soon...

-Christine Balaz