Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Paradise claimed

Mountaineering Kanka Robbie has been using the summer holidays to make another claim for Ankaragucu. This time he was in was south-east Asia. From Mountaineering Kanka himself:

"The picture viewed is of yours truly at the top of Gunung Agung, at 3142 meters, Bali's tallest volcano. So now I guess we can say that Gucu can claim the entire island. The climb wasn't terribly difficult but the first two thirds of it was spent trudging through the jungle in the dark while climbing Banyan tree roots and walking into giant spiders' webs with only a crappy Panasonic torch to comfort me. Good fun! The crater was awesome and you can see the offerings to the mountain, as it is holy to the Balinese, in the lower left hand of the photo. I hope we have lots of folks turn up at Gucu games this season. I will see all of you there!"

This man is fast becoming a legend having earlier claimed Hasan Dag and then Kilimanjaro for Ankaragucu. As for Gencler, so far all we've got is Mt. Bolu (via a ski lift)


  1. well done robbie!but you must back and watch ankaragücü games too!football is not playing on the top of a montain =)
    come back.

  2. Yes, well said Maniac Kanka - never one to mince words !!!

    However, yes, well done Robbie on another great achievement and we look forward to welcoming you back into the fold soon.

    I'm still in the process of building up my courage to tackle Ankara's finest..... Elmadag !!!

  3. I wonder where Robbie is going on holiday next.

  4. Anonymous4:22 pm


    I will return. Not this week but the next game I promise I will be there. I hope to go to more games this season than ever before and... Bilkent has just hired over 40 new foreign teachers. Converts? I think so!

  5. ok robbie
    ı'm waiting for you.

  6. i'm sure (i'm hoping) you had other flags to waive at the top of a mountain, but regardless, i am thoroughly impressed with that photo. i frequent this site every now and then and either am pleased to see something about Ankara (did a 2-yr stint there, loved it) or something goofy (no offense) like this. whatever it is, it makes me smile, so thanks guys....

  7. I think you will find that Mountaineering Kanka has just one flag in his backback, the rest is just beer. But thanks for the comment FindukO

  8. Please keep visiting us and commenting Finduko.

    Would be interested to hear if you visited 19 Mayis Stadium when you were in Ankara. Where are you now and what team do you support ?

    On the subject of Mountaineering Kanka, yes, he is very famous with his exploits on the mountains of the world, and he should be in the Guinness Book of Records with his photo of taking the Ankaragucu flag to the top of Kilimanjaro last year.

    Sadly, we only have photos of Robbie to remember what he looks like !!

    Perhaps he will come down off the mountain on Sunday to see Ankaragucu blow CimBom away ??!!

  9. robbie
    ı think that you had enaugh time for holiday.please come to the cappadocıa bar on sunday at 9 pm and start again to support ANKARAGÜCÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜÜ!

  10. 2nd verse...........

    Lah Lah Lah Lah Lah Lah.....

    Ankaragoooooooooocu yessssss !!