Guide to walking, trekking and climbing in the Turkish mountains of the Ala Dag, which consist of five main valley systems, each narrow and steep sided with hanging valleys. Covers climbs, walks and treks in the Cimbar and Kayacik valleys; the Yedi Göl, the Emli and Siyirma valleys; and the Kokorot and Kara Göl valleys.
Seasons: Best from mid-July until mid-September for rock climbing. January to March for winter climbing. Late May and June for trekking.
Centres: Adana, Kayseri and Nigde are the main starting points. Nearest international airport is Adana; Kayseri has a regional airport.
Difficulty: All grades of climbing, but mainly very remote. Treks mainly moderate.
Must See: North Face of Koca Sarp, Lahit Kaya and Kaldi; Alpine skiing on virgin slopes; evening panoramas from your tent.