the summit of Everest on May 17th, 1995
Summit Picture. Click on!
of birth/place: May
has reached the Summits of Everest, K2,
Lhotse, Cho Oyu along with the 7 Summits.
am a professional mountain climber,
writer, photographer and documentary
producer. I travel a lot to collect data
for my books and documentaries. I am one
of the founders and at the moment, the
president of AKUT
Arama Kurtarma Dernegi – a voluntary
Search and Rescue Society based in
climbing, scuba diving, paragliding,
sailing, caving, off-road, motorbike,
President, Bilkent University, Nature
Sports Society, DOST, 1989-92
Founder (1996) and President, AKUT
Search and Rescue Society, 1998-99
For 2000 - 2001 president of AKUT
Little Demirkazik West face climb (3425m.),
Nigde Turkey, July 1991
Five climbs on Terskey Ala Too mountains:
Uglawaya (3900m.), Peak Studentin (4202m.),
Brigandina-Albatros traverse (4800-4740m.),
Cigid (5170m.),Kazakhstan, July 1991
First Turkish ascent of Peak Khan Tengri
(7010m.), Kyrgyzstan, August 1992
Demirkazik North Face climb (3756m.), Nigde
Turkey, September 1992
Winter ascent of Mt. Elbruz (5621m.), Caucasus,
Peak Lenin (7134m.), Kyrgyzstan, July
First Turkish ascent of Vaja Psavela
(6912m.), Kyrgyzstan, August 1993
First Turkish ascent of Peak of Four
(6299m.), Kyrgyzstan, July 1994
First Turkish ascent of Korjenevskoy
(7105m.), Tajikistan, July 1994
Peak Communism (7495m.), Tajikistan, July 1994
Solo and First Turkish ascent of Peak
Pobeda (7439m.), Kyrgyzstan, August 1994
First Turkish winter ascent of Mount
Demavand.(5671m.) Iran December 1994
Erciyes (3916m.), North Icefall winter
ascent, Kayseri, February 1995
Completed the “Seven
Summits” project of climbing the highest
peaks of each of the continents, November 1996:
The mountains are;
Mt. Everest (8848m.), Tibet, Asia, May 1995
Aconcagua (6959m.), Argentina, South America,
Vinson (4897m.), Antarctica, December 1995
Mc. Kinley (6194m.), Alaska, North America,
Elbrus (5642m.) Caucauses, Europe, August 1996
Kosciusko (2228m.) Australia, November 1996
Great Demirkazık (3756m.), Peck
Route first winter ascent, Nigde, Turkey,
Guzeller (3461m.), North Face first
winter ascent, Nigde, Turkey, February 1997.
Solo ascent of
(8201m.), Tibet, 6th highest mountain
of the world. The highest solo ascent by a
climber from Turkey.
September 1997, w/o oxygen.
(8516m.), 4th highest mountain of the
world. West Face, Nepal,
May 1998, The highest Oxygen-less ascent by a
climber from Turkey.
on this Picture!
Attempted Manaslu (8163m.) Nepal October
Mount Agri (Ararat) (5137m.) Turkey
Winter ascent of Mount Damavand (5671m.)
Iran January 2000
Winter ascent of Mount Agri (Ararat)
(5137m.) Turkey February 2000
First Turkish ascent of extremely
dangerous and difficult K2
(8611m.) Pakistan July 2000 Second
highest Mountain in
the World, The highest Oxygenless ascent
by any climber from Turkey.
First Turkish paragliding flight of Mt.
Erciyes (3901m), Kayseri Turkey, June 1991;
Highest paragliding flight of Turkey at the
Underwater researches of Altinbesik and
Kirkgozler caves with ODTU SAT MADAG (Cave
Diving Group of METU), Antalya Turkey, October
Took part in the Camel Trophy in
Kalimantan as one of the two members of the
Turkish team, April 1996. 2nd place on Team
Spirit Award and 4th overall.
Underwater researches of Kırkgoz,
Finike Incirli caves and Dudenbasi waterfall
with SAD (Underwater Research Society), Antalya,
Turkey, September 1996.
||Traveled across Turkey, Iran, Pakistan,
India, Nepal and Sikkim and back on motorcycle
covering 21,000 km., August-November 1997.
Diary of an Alpinist (Yapi Kredi Press,
First Turk on Everest (Yapi Kredi Press,
In Search of a Dream (Yapi Kredi Press,
Roads of Asia, Himalayas, and Beyond (Yapi
Kredi Press, September 1999)
Preparing a new book at the moment
Published the magazine DOST, 1ST
AND 2ND Issues, magazine of the
Nature Sports Society of Bilkent University,
1991 - 1992
Many articles on GEZI, GLOBE, SKYLIFE,
DOGA VE GEZI etc. magazines and newspapers.
Sisli Terakki Lisesi, Istanbul Turkey, junior
high and high school diploma (1981/1987)
B.A., Bilkent University, Faculty of
Management, Ankara Turkey, (1987-1992)
Amateur Sailor Qualification course,
Parachute course, Ankara,
PADI Rescue Diver course, Ankara, 1992
Many courses on Navigation, Search and
Rescue Techniques, First Aid, Amateur Radio
Off-Road, Advanced Driving and Tour Skiing.
Awarded the title “Best Climber of
Turkey” and was nominated as a candidate for
Sportsman of Turkey”, 1992 and 1994.
(No elections in 1993)
||Awarded the title “Snow Leopard” by
the Russian Mountaineering Federation after
completing the ascents of 5 seven thousand meter
peaks of the CIS, August 1994. At that time
there were overall 214 climbers who were awarded
with that title of which 3 were Western
Became the first Turkish and Muslim
climber in the world to climb Mt Everest, May
Completed the “Seven Summits” project
as being the youngest climber after climbing the
highest peaks of each continent, November 1996.
Awarded by many Official Organizations,
Clubs, and Societies.
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Prepared many presentations and slide
shows at Universities, Schools, Clubs and
Produced Everest, Seven Summits, Lhotse,
Manaslu and Overland Asia on a Motorbike documentaries.
Produced the documentary called
“Gezgin” on Channel 9.
Currently presenting the AXN Extreme
Sports Documentary on Show TV.
Currently writing weekly articles on
Worked in many Search and Rescue
operations throughout Turkey and abroad both in
and Natural Disasters.
Produced K2 documentary.
AKUT is a non-profit, voluntary organization
with 200 members. It is a search and rescue
organization for mountaineering and other nature
sports accidents and also for natural and other
major disasters throughout Turkey.
This climb has been the third Turkish seven
thousand meters climb after a break of 7 years.
Highest winter ascent of Turkey at the time.
Peak Pobeda is expected to be one of the most
dangerous and difficult seven thousanders of the
world. This climb was the eighth solo ascent of
the mountain, also the highest solo ascent of
Turkey at the time.
There were 44 climbers who have achieved this
and I became the youngest.
2/2001, Nasuh just returned from India after digging
people out of the earthquake rubble. Here are some
on these pictures and look close to see Nasuh.
6/22/2001: Nasuh Mahruki has obtained official permission
for the 2001 Ararat Peace climb. Around 12 climbers, who have reached the Summit of Everest, will climb the
North Side of Ararat which in
modern history (the last 1000 years !) has not been open to
foreign climbers except on very rare cases.
support this vision of peace, please make a donation, via
SHIVA charity. You can make a credit card donation by
more information on the Peace climb see here.