Turkey

Focus on snowsafety in the  Palandöken 

website Alpinturkey

A Dutch Mountaineer who has been exploring the beautiful Palandöken and Kaçkar Mountains inspired us to fly to the North East of Turkey. While preparing this trip we got in touch with Alpinturkey.com. This agency was established by probably the only skiing Mountain guides in Turkey; Yildrim Ozturk en Mustafa Tekin. They are both excellent guides and have done many ascents in the beautiful Palandöken mountain range and climbed and skied Mt. Ararat at least 100 times! They both were skiing old grumpy skis and their avalanche beacon were donated by an Austrian clients. This really made us feel very uncomfortable. It’s their job and we are just tourists! Time for action and focus on support with snowsafety gear and education!