JoSiTo is the combination of the first names of the three partners/founders: Jost, Siri and Tobi.
The first contact with Turkey came about by coincidence, when in the spring of 2002 we were invited to the legendary "ReuberWedding". A good friend from Munich, of Turkish heritage, got married to Tom "Reuber" and celebrated in the near of Antalya. We took with us as a good gesture our climbing gear and as a precaution the Hilti too, hoping to in conjunction with the wedding stay a few days on to go climbing. Tobi found the Turkish webpage of the region developer Öztürk and there we discovered the magical bay of Akyalar, leaving as a wedding gift behind the new "Reuberhochzeit" route and then celebrated the Turkish Wedding.
After 2 recovery days, we packed up and moved from the coast into the mountains, and saw then for the first time the marvellous rock faces of Geyikbayiri. The idea and wish to eventually stay here grew pretty quickly within us.
This first idea developed itself over the following months from a mere possibility to a developing project. At some time we then decided to take the risk and in the summer of 2003 founded the JoSiTi GmbH. After placing ourselves in this foreign culture and dealing and struggling with diverse bureaucratic situations, we are happy to welcome you to JoSiTo: a campsite "by climbers - for climbers".
Special Thanks go to:
Foremost to Helga and Nuh. Without their help we would probably not have been able to achieve what we have achieved. Big thanxs to Tom. He built our bar and we have all learned a lot from him. Thanxs to Nicole. From Munich Night-life to Turkish worker... All the best for your child Tom and Nicole!!! It will be a great climber. Te?ekkürederiz to Deniz for her hospitality.
Very special thanxs to Jörg, for the great pictures on our webpage and for the discussions about Turkish standards. ;-). You can see more of his wonderful pictures on www.rockclimbing.com, under his alias climbnow1.
Thanxs to Peter (I just threw the cat out...), Tom and Uli, who were our very first guests and discovered their talents as carpenters.
Thanxs also go to Tina, Irina and Michi who helped with the bar.