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Mount Erciyes, Kayseri
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Mount Erciyes is a massive stratovolcano located 25km to the south of Kayseri in Turkey.Erciyes is the highest mountain in central Anatolia, located within the ancient region of Cappadocia, with its summit reaching 3916m. It is considered to be the highest peak of the Anti-Taurus mountain range, a northeastern extension of the Taurus Mountains to the south, and belongs to the Alpide belt in Eurasia.The volcano is heavily eroded, but may have erupted as recently as 253 BC, as may be depicted on Roman era coins.Strabo called the mountain Argaeus ; he wrote that the summit was never free from snow and that those few who ascended it reported seeing both the Black Sea to the north and the Mediterranean Sea to the south in days with a clear sky.The first documented successful climb was performed by William John Hamilton in 1837. There are, however, some historic writings and symbols on the rocks at the summit, indicating earlier human presence there. There are two caves near the summit tower, of which at least one must have been expanded by humans. It is supposed that monks in historic times have visited the summit several times.
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  • Your path to the falls in the foothills of Erciyes hours 14:00-15:00 eat, warm syrup poured new doughnut dessert, surely. If you have an empty bottle with you çesmesinden say to swill on flowing water.
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  • Learn to ski and skiing experience to get would be great. Begin a new two-track error got forgives a suitable alternative for the children.
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  • Almost every day I see a mountain in front of 70-80 km distance even quite an imposing appearance. Has been active in the formation of Cappadocia is a volcanic mountain, although it is not a large role in the winter for skiing, you need to choose all kinds of possibilities. Sammamish.
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