Mt. Ilgaz – Küçük Hacet Summit Ascend (2587 m)
16-17 April 2019 | Climbing to the Anatolia’s Almighty Mountain
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- Vacation Style Holiday TypeCamp
- Activity Level Moderate
- Group Size Small Group
We invite you to a lovely forestry area with a pure white snow decorated on the trees. This mountain which attracts ski and trekking enthusiastic people due to its very close location to Ankara, now will host a winter camping and climbing with MONTIS.
We call you to witness these fascinating views and take the initiative step to the winter climbing. This place is almost an easy target, whether you want to taste the winter camping in the forest and high mountains or you step in winter climbing and winter camping for the very first time. We should say that you will enjoy it a lot. In this gentle mountain we can intensify our winter camping/trekking knowledge and especially we can train ourselves for more difficult routes and mountains.
Particularly in winter ,circumstances may be challenging in alpinism. However, Ilgaz is none of those struggles. Ilgaz Mountain is definitely our favorite winter camp.
Let’s visit West Black Sea‘s biggest mountain massive, which is 200 km away from Ankara promising to have a very tranquil weekend together.
Day 1: Meeting at the stated stops in Ankara and Departure. Walk to Ilgaz Mountain Camping place and settlement to camp.
Day 2: Ilgaz Mountain peak climbing. Descend to camp and then gathering for returning.
- Mountain Leadership & Consultancy
- Climbing Leader
- All ground transfers
- All Personal Security Equipments (Helmet, axe, crampon, harness)
- All General Security Equipments (Ropes, ice screws, carbines)
- Tent, Mattress, Shovel
- Stove, Camp Set
- First Aid Kit
- Transportation to the meeting point
- Sleeping Bag*
- Personal Equipment (Backpack, walkingstick, etc.)
- Demands out of the stated itinerary
*In this tour, camp materials, personal technical materials (tent, mat, helmet, harness, crampon, and shovel) are provided. If you want to rent a sleeping bag, you need to pay 40 Tl.
** Meals at Camp
– Participants organize their own meal
– No need to plan your meal in detail because it is a short camp
– Preparing sandwiches will be very helpful
– If you want, you can have delicious camp kitchen by having a simple camp oven, camp set and easy cooking light foods.
– Mountains Leaders will provide hot water during the tour. Please bring tea, coffee, hot chocolate, soup etc.
1. Day: Meeting and Departure to Mt Ilgaz
Vehicle will depart from MONTIS Office at 06.00 am and drive towards to Kastamonu Çankırı direction. Before afternoon we will reach the start point. After a short preparation, we will head to our campground which is located in the heart of the spectacular forest beauty. We will proceed to our camp in this exquisite route through the forest pathways. We will arrive our camp site after a few hours easy snowshoeing. According to the snow condition, we will prepare our camp site then pop up the tents. In the evening, we will be resting in our tents with this peaceful atmosphere. We will wake up early in the morning for our summit attempt.
Estimated Transfer Time: 3 Hours
Estimated Activity Time: 2 Hours
Included Meals: –
2. Day: Camp- Peak- Returning to Ankara
We start hitting the slopes up very early in the morning just after enjoying a quick breakfast. First part is just an easy uphill climbing through the forest on the snow. Second part of our climbing route consists of reaching the tree line and climbing peak of Küçük Hacet Tepe’s main massive. We arrive to the peak after 3-4 hours hiking as a total. Depend on the weather condition we have our lunch at the peak and then move back to our camp site. In normal weather and snow condition we are planning to return our camp in the afternoon. After a little rest in our camp site and shooting some beautiful photos, we hitch up our tents. After an easy route back to our coach, we drive to Ankara. The plan is to arrive Ankara at evening with lovely memories.
Estimated Transfer Time: 3 Hours
Estimated Activity Time: 7 Hours
Included Meals: –
Snow-covered flats among forests are a delightful camp. You can get all the camping equipment from our company free of charge except for the sleeping bag. Our climbing leaders will help you!
We have classified the necessary information for our tour.
MONTIS Trips & Expedition Office
Departure Time: 05.45
Tunus Street University Shuttles
Departure Time: 06.00
Meeting for participants from other cities
Ankara Bus Terminal
Ulusoy Söğütözü Terminal
!!Please pay attention to the winter and snow conditions
Backpack: A proper day-pack for trekking which is 35-45 lt is required. Please have a rain cover for you backpack and/or have your dry bags. We do not recommend carrying stuff in your hands or hang outside of your back pack.
Boots: If you are a stable hiker, a pair hard sole rigid walking/trekking/backpacking boots are required.
We should remind you that especially in rainy weather, your boots should be waterproof.
Gaiter: It prevents to enter mud or water into your boots. Also it provides isolation. Grab a pair of gaiters with you.
Spare pair of sneakers: A pair of sneakers or sport shoes will be comfortable while travelling. Especially boots may get wet at the end of the day and you can wear your trainers in the coach while travelling.
Socks: Proper trekking socks will be fine with supported heel and toes. We recommend that you should have spare pair of socks with you for all your trekking
Gloves and Caps: For cold weather conditions, we recommend you should bring gloves and beanies with you (Inner- mid layer and Shell) .Or you can have at least and isolated mid layer gloves. You better have your fleece or woolen beanies which covers your ears too. Please grab a spare one.
Hat: We recommend you to have some sun protection hat in 4 seasons. Also you can have bandana and buff instead of hat or you can wear them with hat for 4 seasons.
Jacket: A lightweight, breathable and waterproof jacket with hoody whether a outdoor-casual is required. A Gore-Tex or equivalent fabrics are meant.
Mid Layer: Fleece jackets with half or full zips are recommended. Sweaters are ok as better than nothing. However they are not trekker friendly as we often change clothes or ventilate.
Isolated Jackets: A lightweight and compressible down or synthetic jackets will give you more comfort while having breaks. Jackets with hoodies will be a plus.
Pants & Shorts: For trekking we recommend you to wear synthetic or half synthetic isolation pants. Jeans or linen ext. are not useful and comfortable for natural activities because cotton like materials makes movements harder and it is difficult to make it dry. A waterproof breathable shell pants will be fine
We do not recommend shorts for trekking. Because it cannot protect you from scratches or little wounds while we hike from rough terrain or heavy vegetation routes.
Thermos Bottle: We recommend you to carry stainless thermos bottle with you. You can carry your thermos bottle in outside of the camp area activities.
Camera: Bring your spare battery or memory card with your camera. If there is rainy weather possibility, we recommend you get necessarily precautions to protect your camera. Do not miss joyful moments and/or natural beauties; keep them forever to remind you the trip with MONTIS.
Sunglasses: UV protected proper sunglasses are must every season. Especially in winter snowy days, sun glasses are a great of importance. This is the only precaution for retinal burns or snow blindness due to overheating.
Liquids: During trekking tours you should carry a stainless steel thermos bottle which is 1 lt to 2 lt will be safe and comfortable. Sweet liquids can increase your thirsty level so we do not recommend them. You can carry some of it as hot water. Drinking hot in winter saves!
Sun protection cream and Lipstick: Min. 45 factor sun protection creams and proper lipsticks are recommended.
Walkingstick: Please choose telescopic, shrinking type models.
First Aid Kit: MONTIS Trips & Expeditions guides always carry first aid kits and they are certified as ECSII Wilderness First Aid, CPR & AED standard responder certification. However, you should bring your regular used medicines and keep a small first aid bag with you all the time.
ATTENTION: We ever leave artificial remains behind other than the footprints. Please carry a garbage pack for your own use and bring the trash back.
Technical equipment like crampons, ice axe and security equipments provided by MONTIS