Our Ski touring - Team
A successful tour is only possible with a good team. That is why we place great emphasis on the fact that you are accompanied by a good mountain guide or a good tour guide. Because these people accompany you during your entire journey, they are your direct contact when it comes to organizing and running your trip. They are the persons who must be able to solve a problem, if any, and are responsible for the smooth running of your journey. And they are the people who, for you, may need to make a decision.
Especially when traveling in nature, the sense of responsibility characterizes your tour guide or mountain guide. There are moments you have to trust the decision to guide which can be important for your life. And this is neither fun for you nor for us. That is why we have to provide you a tour guide that we can trust in the first place ourselves. For this reason, we are elective in the selection of our guides and train our tour guides and mountain guides at regular intervals.
Your satisfaction and safety is closely related to the quality of our tour guides or mountain guides!
Yüksel Yilmaz (1966) - Owner of the company/Managing director
Managing Director of the company and team leader of the outdoor department. He is the founder of this department and has been working in the mountains since 1998. He has traveled 46 countries and is a passionated alpinist. Always looking for new products. Responsible for training the team, exploring and creating travel programs. His great passion since 2004 is ski-touring and even if he suffers a lot of time, you can see him from time to time at Ararat or at other mountains with a ski group. He was already over 40 times at the summit of Mt. Ararat and more than two dozens times with ski. He has his "own" way of leading groups. Groups that have already traveled with him appreciate this and are not the last time our guests.
Nevzat Sahin (1971) - Office Manager
A good organization is only possible with a good background. Nevzat is our man in the background. He does not ski, does not go to the mountains, but he knows best in the office area. Be it flight booking, hotel reservation or the transfers. He ensures that our groups fly, transported and well accommodated. And a person who is reachable 24 hours.
Med. Dr. Adnan Sari (1965) - Mountain Guide
He is a medical doctor and unfortunately because of his less time not very often with groups. But groups who were with him know what they have in him. He always leads his groups with humor and fun. Skitour guided by Adnan is a special experience! Adnan is a passionated ski mountaineer since 2004 and has been in his less time already more than 10 times at the summit of Ararat, almost only with skis.
Cihangir Kocer (1967) - Tour guide
Is a state-certified tour guide "graduation 1991" and has already worked with many renowned travel agencies whose main focus is history and historical art. In the mountains he feels well and tries to spend his free time with or without mountain bike in the mountains. For several years now, he has linked his hobbies with his profession and is guiding now hiking, mountain and cultural groups. 2 years ago he discovered his passion for ski touring and is trying to get perfect in this. With him you are in very good hands because of his long experience in the travel market, his well knowledge about the country and the people, and of course his funny way.
Yildirim Beyazit Öztürk (1977) - Ski mountaineering guide
State certified ski mountain guide and has the most experience in our Mt. Ararat team. His greatest passion in life is probably the ski touring. Since he comes from Erzurum, from the city of the cold and the snow, he uses every free hour to go skiing. At the summit of Ararat, he was already more than 200 times, third of them by skis. By his calmness and serenity, our guest feels in safe hands. Thats Yildirim!
Mustafa Tekin (1979) - Ski mountaineering guide
Also state certified ski mountain guide, not less experience than Yildirim. He has also been standing more than 200 times at the top of the Ararat and also third of it by ski. He also comes from Erzurum and has enough opportunity to make use of his free time for ski tours. Mustafa has a funny way, but does not leave the responsibility out of hand. He ensures good mood in the group even in the most difficult situations.
Gürcan Karakus (1973) - MTB/Ski mountaineering guide
Gürcan has been more on two wheels since birth than on his two legs. If he can not biking, he seeks other extreme challenges, and that includes ski touring. A state-licensed tour/mountain guide Gürcan is a lot in Cappadocia and Lycia with hiking and mountain biking groups. Gürcan impresses his groups with his sympathy and a broad knowledge of flora and fauna, culture and history, as well as land and people.
Yusuf Canbaba (1977) - Mountain guide
State Certified mountain guide and with a great experience in the team of Mt. Ararat and the Munzur Range. Yusuf raised in one of the villages at the foot of the Munzur Mountains and still lives in this area. He loves skiing, especially in his homeland, in the Munzur mountains closed Erzincan. Yusuf guides our ski tours in spring time in Munzur Mountains and Mount Ararat. He was, like our other mountain guides, already more than 100 times at the summit of Mt. Ararat.