It was in schedule for the last 3 years to ride the Mountain of the Gods. Something that wasn’t easy to happen. It needed good preparation, skillful and experienced guides and the right weather conditions.
I was lucky enough to meet Gerry who was organizing a trip to Mount Olympus, for the end of the season. He asked me to join along with many other experienced climbers and hikers from all over Greece.
It was for me one of the most intense high mountain experiences due to the long and steep hike, the wilderness of the terrain, the altitude and the quick weather changes. I enjoyed it a lot but after living it I gave the mountains and risks the deepest respect.
Top – The First View – Photo: George Michel
The Beginning – Photo: George Michel
George Michel and George Rokas are hiking up on their skins at Kazania – Photo: G.O.
Chilling G.O. and Gerry on the way up – Photo: Philip Papaspirou
3rd of May snowfall - G.O. and Philip Papaspirou, the Throne of Zeus in the background – Photo: Alex Vainas
Into Olympus Range – Photo: G.O.
Throne of Zeus and Mitikas Peak from their W-NW side – Photo: G.O.
Snowy Ancient single tracks leading the way to the Refuge – Photo: G.O.
Mike Stilas and Alex Vainas waiting for George Michel to pass on the other side – Photo: G.O.
Wilderness – Photo: G.O.
Couloir ascent – Photo: G.O.
On the way down – Photo: George Michel
Christos Kakalos Refuge – Photo: George Michel