The bus took us up through rain showers, turning to snow flurries as we reached our stop, snow flurries that the weather forecast said should have passed by now. We set off under a lowering sky, trusting that the forecasted clearer weather would arrive. After a couple of hours, as we were passing through Kazıkali Canyon, blue skies started to open up in front of us and we got our first glimpse of the snow covered peaks. We were headed back to Emli Valley, but everything was different under the newly fallen snow. The same stony camp as on our last trip, but with the view enhanced by snow. The next day dawned cold, -10°C, and we set off straight up the scree slope to warm up and to intercept the path running up from Kocadölek to Eznevit Yayla. In spite of the effort, we were still glad when the sun hit us. This path is one of the finest in the Aladağ, in my opinion. At one point we were rewarded by the sight of a herd of ibex passing on the slopes above us. We left Emli behind and turned north along the western flank at the mountains, after stopping to fill up with water at the largely frozen spring at Eznevit Yayla. We had been intending to camp at Dipsiz Göl in Cımbır Valley, but we’d made a later than intended start and had made slow going in the early part of the day. With time getting on, we decided to stop at Arpalık Yayla, near the entrance to Cımbır. We set up camp and ate as the light turned golden, then orange. There are only a couple of minibuses a day out from here to Adana at this time of year. Shortly after midnight found us both lying awake, and we decided to pack up and try to catch the 9.15 bus. By dawn we were out of the mountains and crossing the plain above Kazıkali Canyon. The valley had trapped the cold, and the frost in the orchards of Elekgölü had us shivering until the sunlight reached us, shortly before the minibus arrived.