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Mountain Name(s): Vayvay, Aladağlar     Geology: Tectonic
Elevation: 3565 m / 11696.2 ft     Snow line: Absent
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Location: Turkey     Isolation: Please update
Latitude/Longitude: 37°42'41.993''N
35°16'48.326''E
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First Ascent: 19/8/1955     National Park(s): Aladağlar National Prk;

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Aladağlar is located in the center of 3 major cities: Niğde, Adana and Kayseri. There is no airport in Niğde, but there are in both Kayseri and Adana. International passengers have to make one transfer for Adana or Kayseri.
Adana and Kayseri airports are both the same distance from Aladağlar, 160 km.s and it takes nearly 1,5 -2 hours. Aladağlar covers a large area, so you
need a standard vehicle to travel into the mountainous region and to reach the climbing routes, thus renting a vehicle from the airport is recommended.
If you are flying to Ankara, you should consider a 5-hour car ride
to Aladağlar. Also it takes a 7-hour ride from Antalya. Both roads are in good condition and not tiring at all.... Read more

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The name "ala-daglar" (crimson-mountains) comes from the rusty colour of its hills in the sunset. Aladaglar National Park hosts the tallest mountains of the Central Taurus Mountains of Turkey. The area covers four regions as Demirkazik, Yedigoller, Kaldi and Torasanlar, which have their highest peaks respectively as: Demirkazik (3756 m), Kizilkaya (3771 m), Kaldi (3688 m) and Vayvay (3565 m). Also known as The Alps of Turkey, Aladaglar mountain region is one of the most popular places for mountaineering, hiking and trekking in Turkey.

Europe, Turkey:

  • Vayvay
  • Mountaineering - 3 Day(s)
  • 1 May - 30 Aug
  • Moderate/ Challenging 
  • 1 people climbed it
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