the trees on both sides of the path thinned,
and the mountain suddenly appeared in view directly
ahead. The view was a Swiss postcard classic.
Faced with that unreal flawlessness all we could
do was utter exclamations.
The peak which rose into the sky was a perfect
pyramid. We discussed our route on the basis
of the information we had gathered beforehand,
resolving finally to approach from due west
and after climbing a little, continue up the
south face. However, on the northwest face I
could see such superb short routes, that I walked
on entranced. Almost certainly no one had ever
recent years the 3086 metre Kizlarsivrisi
had not attracted much attention from mountaineers.
With scores of peaks over 3500 metres in height
clustered in the Aladag Mountains of central
Anatolia, for instance, why should anyone want
to bother with this modest isolated peak?