Turkish Delight

Once we were off the multiday and suitably refilled with kebabs, culture and confectionary we set about paddling some of the other rivers in the region.


Turkish Delight

Sticking to our relaxed schedule we paddled the Tortum, Oltu and the Barhal over 3 days. The Tortum saw its share of carnage with a broken paddle and dislocated shoulder within the group, leaving just two of us to complete the river.

Tom on the upper Barhal

The upper Barhal, at first looking a little bit too steep, was an amazing run and I am so glad I was talked into running it. Its fast and continuous, but thankfully due to its shallow nature the holes weren’t too munchy and we all had a dry run.


All in all a great trip which was made all the much easier by Birol at his ‘Greenpiece’ campsite in Yusufeli, if your planning on heading out there deffinately get in touch with him.


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