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Ski Touring on Mt Olympus and on the Pindus Massif

Ski Touring on Mt Olympus and on the Pindus Massif
Ski Touring on Mt Olympus and on the Pindus Massif
Ski Touring on Mt Olympus and on the Pindus Massif
Ski Touring on Mt Olympus and on the Pindus Massif

Join a unique ski touring program in Greece and enjoy exploring the beautiful winterscapes of the Pindus Mountains and of the Mount Olympus massif with a certified local guide!

Private

Olympus

4 Days

Jan - Apr

High

Intermediate


Highlights

* Enjoy top quality skiing in Greece

* Discover a unique scenery with mountain and sea scapes

* Go on a thrilling winter tour in Mount Olympus

* Taste delicious Greek cuisine

Description

This thrilling ski touring adventure will take you on a 4-day winter journey through the snowscapes of the Pindus mountains and of the Mount Olympus massif.

The tour consists of 2 days of ski touring in western Greece in the Smolikas range where old pine trees and amazing powder will give you runs to remember. Then we will enjoy 2 days of ski touring in the Olympus range, right next to the gods. We will climb up to the second highest summit in the Olympus massif as the highlight of the trip and enjoy amazing views of the throne of Zeus with the Aegean Sea in the background.

The itinerary of this tour may vary due to weather and safety conditions. In order to participate, you will need an excellent fitness level and prior ski touring experience.

If you would like to join a unique ski touring adventure in Greece, then contact me and we can start planning this exciting winter tour together! I look forward to guiding you!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Mountain guide expenses

- Avalanche equipment


Itinerary

Day 1: Gomara and Vasilitsa

We will start the day by climbing the Gomara and Vasilitsa summits. From there, we will ski through the trees. 1000-1200m difference in altitude. Sleep at one of the traditional villages of the area.

Day 2: Smolikas

We will start off by climbing to Smolikas. Then we will ski down through the trees to the village of Samarina. 1000m difference in altitude. Transfer to the area of Mt Olympus.

Day 3: Hotzas

We will climb to Hotzas and ski down to the military camp. 1000m

Day 4: Skolio

Climb to the second highest peak of Mt Olympus, Skolio. Ski descent of about 1100m. The itineraries might change due to the condition of the snow.

 

About the guide

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-Babis

4.80

(28)

Mountain Guide

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.

Languages

Greek | French | English

Certificates

HMGA | IFMGA

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What people are saying about -Babis

Nick

5.00

A great trip! Babis was an excellent guide: safe, knowledgeable and engaging.

Bill

5.00

Two day trip on Mt. Olympus on October 20/21, 2023, with Babis. Babis was an excellent guide. Local person, and very experienced and knowledgeable. Careful about assessing and managing any risks, and working to meet my expectations. Very well organized and fun to spend time with. Had a great time. Thanks!!

5.00

Climbing a mountain is far from being an easy thing to do. I fell extremely lucky to choose Babis Marinidis as my guide to hide the mount of Olympus. Babis gathers all the qualities of a professional international mountain guide. Not only he motivates you to encounter your physical difficulties, but also your mental challenges in order to drive you to the edge. He is very clear with an analytic brief which summarizes what will happen, what to expect, verifying the trail conditions and forecast, respecting your pace. I trust him and I had the best experience of my life, hence I can highly recommend him.

Claus

5.00

We had 3 amazing days with the guide Babis on the mountain. Being at Mt Olympus for the first time, we got see the things we wished for and at the right experience level as fitted us perfectly. Thanks a lot.

Christopher

5.00

The trip up Mt Olympus was even better than we imagined it would be, and that was partly due to Babis being a great guide. He knows the mountain so well, it's almost as if he built it.


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