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Mount Olympus 4-day rock climbing trip

Akis, an HMGA certified mountain guide, will take you in this great 4-day rock climbing trip to the mythical Mount Olympus in Greece.

Mountain RangeOlympus
Duration4 days
Offer periodJul, Aug, Sep
Skill LevelIntermediate
Type of tripNot specified

Description

I invite you to join me in a fantastic rock climbing trip to Mount Olympus, the highest mountain in Greece! We will spend 4 great days of multi-pitch climbing, facing the sea and surrounded by a majestic scenery.

This mythical mount was the home of Greek gods, according to mythology. Today it’s the most wild and isolated area of the Greek mountains. I will take you along rocks at an altitude of almost 3000 metres. We will climb to the highest peak, Mytikas (2918 m).

Mount Olympus lies in the Olympus Range, on the border between Macedonia and Thessaly. Also, it’s 80 kilometres southwest from the city of Thessaloniki, our meeting point.

Besides, it has many peaks, deep gorges and an outstanding biodiversity. It is also a World’s Biosphere Reserve.

So, on our first day, we will meet at the Thessaloniki airport. Then, we will head to the small village of St. Dimitrious and stay in a hotel for the night. On our second day, we will head to the of Xerolaki Ridge, and to the Musses Plateau summit (2700 m), along needles and rock faces. We will spend the night in a hut.

Then, on the third day, we will climb to the impressive Throne of Zeus peak (2902 m). And finally, on the fourth, we will make the whole summits traverse! We will even climb up to the Mytikas summit (2918 m). You can check the detailed itinerary below this description.

So contact me if you want to join me in this 4-day climbing trip! It will be an unforgettable experience. I will be happy to answer any questions you may have about the program.

I also offer an 8-day hut to hut hiking tour in Mount Olympus. Check it out!

Accommodation

Hotel and Huts

Disclaimer

The Mountain Guide is in charge of the ascent and has the right to change the schedule or a part of it – always in cooperation with his clients – in case of bad weather conditions, setting a priority the safety of his team members. He has the right to change the daily route/s or a part of them in case of a sudden team member illness. He has the right to interrupt or totally stop the schedule, if a team member does not comply with the safety rules the Mountain Guide sets, or if his actions put in danger the rest of the team members. Participants have to respect the mountains natural environment. Terms above do not set the Mountain Guide liability to refund his reward or a part of it. Mountain Guide is not responsible for an accident out of his responsibility or because a participant's ignorance – mistake.

More info

Climbing equipment is provided Reguired equipment: -Backpack 30–35 L -Hiking boots and rock climbing shoes -Sun hat, warm hat (beanie) -Gloves, long trousers, shorts, warm pull over _Wind/water proof jacket -Snacks -1,5 L water bottle -Personal equipment for hut overnight stay,

Meeting point

Thessaloniki airport

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Itinerary

Day 1: Thessaloniki-St.Dimitrious

Meeting at Thessaloniki airport and transfer to the north west side of Mt.Olympus, towards the small village of St. Dimitrious. Settle down in a hotel. Evening meal. Briefing about the schedule.

Day 2: Xerolaki Ridge-Musses Plateau

Early wake up and breakfast at the hotel. Drive towards the virgin forest of Xerolaki area under the foot of the impressive Xerolaki Ridge. Today we will climb the most classic, long and majestic ridge of the Greek mountains. The Xerolaki ridge, rips the North side of the mountain and give access to the summits and Musses Plateau (2700 m), after a long climbing course between needles and rock faces.  (AD+ difficulty, 1700m). It will take us in total about 10 hours. Access the Musses Plateau. Settle down in a mountain hut, dinner and overnight stay.

Day 3: Throne of Zeus

Wake up and breakfast at the hut. Today we will climb the impressive Throne of Zeus (2902 m) peak, also called Stefani. We will climb north east face of the Throne. Route : Comicci – Escher. Difficulty : D/D+ , 200 m. Return to the hut. Dinner and overnight stay.

Day 4: Summits traverse-Mytikas

Wake up and breakfast at the hut. Today we will climb the complete summits traverse,  Mytikas (2918 m) summit included. Difficulty: D/PD+ , 200m. Duration: 5 hours. Finally we will return at the hut for a short break (lunch) and follow the tack towards the forest road (5 hours). Drive back to the village, settle down at the hotel and  dinner. The next day, after breakfast, yo will be transferred to the Thessaloniki airpot.


About the guide

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I was born in 1975 in Katerini, the town where I currently live.
I discovered the world of climbing and mountaineering when I was 15, and soon it became my passion. Over the years, I have specialised in mountaineering, ski mountaineering, rock climbing and ice climbing. I am a certified mountain guide (HMGA).
I have ascended hundreds of times Mount Olympus, Varasova, Meteora, Mount Gkiona, Mount Vardousia, Mount Pindos and others, both by the traditional and the modern routes.
But I also have a lot of experience abroad. I climbed many routes, both rock and ice/snow, in different areas including Mont Blanc, the Dolomites, Gran Paradiso and the Aosta Valley.
I also have a vast experience in ski mountaineering both in Greece and around Europe.
I am also a certified mountaineering and climbing instructor. I apply this by teaching in various Climbing and Mountaineering Associations.
During the winter, I also spend time as a ski instructor in my region, where there is a local academy.


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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 1392 each

Group of 2

EUR 980 each

Group of 3

EUR 774 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

• Accommodation

• Transportation from your hotel/airport (if in area) to the start of the trip and back

• Transport during the trip

• Meals: Breakfast, Dinner


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