Climbing in Turkey
by climbers ... for climbers

Who are the founders of JoSiTo

JoSiTo is the combination of the first names of the three rock climbers, partners and 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 Jo.Si.To. 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".


I have been a rock climber for 15 years or so with more or less large pauses in-between. After completing my studies in Spain, Regensburg and Marseille and finished at the Ecole Supérieure de Commerce in Marseille in Economics I entered in 1998 the serious business life as a Management consultant. Thus I neglected climbing and earning ‘miles’ became my new sporting challenge. Except for climbing there is nothing better than untouched deep snow slopes. I am always up for a game of football amongst my friends.

Admiration for beautiful objects, enthusiast rock climber, creative entrepreneur….
The passion for good design, enthusiasm for new projects and achieving the objectives are my main focus.
I love projects where you start with a just vision from scratch, develop the ideas with lots of small details and finish up with a great result.

Rock climbing and bolting have been my big passion for more than 23 years. After studying Biology and Physics I realized that both had relatively little to do with climbing. Thus I then created the sport model and stunt agency CreAct in Munich uniting both my hobby and work. After 4 years where my office chair was mainly climbed, I decided it was time to move the office directly onto the rocks. I have opened hundreds of routes and enjoyed a lot of climbing in the climbing heaven around Antalya.