Hasan Summit Climbing

Rock Lizards are at the summit of Mountain Hasan!

 

 

 

Rock Lizards were at Hasan Summit Climbing at 19-20 May as Gezginder.

We arrived at the camping area at Saturday. The climb started at 04:00 Sunday morning. The climb up to Damlakaya was rocky (unlike we experienced as full of snow in winter time). Starting from Yılankar, the steep valley at right hand side of Damlakaya, hard snow started, where we started to use crampons and axes. It took us about 7 hours to climb from 1900 m (camping area) to the summit @ 3268m.

 

 

 

The routes on Hasan

The weather was sunny and clear at the beginning. As we started to climb up Yılankar, the fast moving fog and haze covered our magnificent Anatolian view. At the summit, we tried to catch small glimpses of scenery in between the clouds to both south and north of the mountain.

We made the climb down from the valley at right side of Yılankar. Being exposed to sun longer, the snow was deep and soft at the beginning, then started to be harder through the end of the valley. Our team finished the climb successfully with a safe and careful return.

 

Plateu from camp area and Mert

Rocky fields before Damlakaya. The haze starts to sink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gezginder team climbing up the hard snow

Banu wears crampons at the start of Damlakaya

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Climb up at Yılankar

Climb up at Yılankar

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Anatolian scenery down the mountain

Mert through the haze close to the summit

The steep climb down

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At the summit, the clouds open up a bit through the other side of the mountain

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