Mountain Guide- Litochoro, Greece
I have been climbing with passion since the age of 14 when I started rock climbing, and (in my 20's) I became a full-time mountain guide. Even though climbing first began only as a hobby, it later led me to a professional Mountain Guide title.
I am a Greek certified Mountain Guide HFMC, and an IFMGA/UIAGM/IVBV Mountain Guide, which is the highest internationally recognized mountain guiding certification. I am also a board member of the Hellenic Mountain Guide Association and a member of the Austria Guides Association (section Vorarlberg).
I work together with a group of certified guides, so If I am not available to guide you, one of the experienced guides in my team will be your guide.
In the last 20 years, I have accomplished many expeditions all over the world from Denali in Alaska to Damavand Iran, climbing or guiding and skitouring.
I love the mountains as well as the sea. I'm a passionate sailor and a skipper, also organizing climbing and sailing trips in the Aegean Sea.
Now I am currently studying Marketing and Management at EAP University.
I live between my birthplace Litochoro, the village at the foot of Mt. Olympus Greece, and Chamonix France.
You can find me guiding between Mt. Olympus and Chamonix Mont-Blanc, ski touring the Haute Route in the Alps, to summiting Mt Elbrus in Caucasus or sailing and climbing on the Greek islands.
I love to work with groups in new destinations and make great pictures along the way.
Had an amazing trip. The huts were closed due to the snow so we had a day rock climbing in the canyon behind litochoro on the first day (I’m horrendous with heights but Babis kept encouraging me and got me through it) and we submitted skolio on the second day. He made the whole thing so easy and helped make it a great experience
Babis made the whole trip very smooth and he met us at our hotel. We actually went up Mount Olympus with his colleague Stelios, who was an incredible guide. Stelios was very knowledgeable and made the trip incredibly smooth. I am very afraid of heights, but was able to summit Mytikas (to my surprise) with the guidance of Stelios. I cannot thank Babis and Stelios enough for all their help that made this an unforgettable trip! Would highly recommend. They are really the best of the best!
Félicitations à Babis Mainidis qui a su se mettre au niveau d'une débutante.
Babis is an amazing guide with years of climbing experience all over the world. I was able to really enjoy the last scramble up Mt Olympus because Babis had me in harness and guided me safely--totally without fear of falling--unlike the people trying to do it without a guide and ropes. Very patient and encouraging. Great trip!
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