We have been in the mountains weather has been mostly crap for a week now on the west coast 21° an some sun. Greece's worst weather for a hindered years had one day at 12°. First time had a decent internet connection for a week, will try & do an update on our travelsThanks for the pictures. The weather looks a bit iffy in Greece for the next day or so but should be better next week. The sun has finally made an appearance here in Brittany after a long absence!
Thought you were on holiday... Sounds more like SAS trainingWe have been in the mountains weather has been mostly crap for a week now on the west coast 21° an some sun. Greece's worst weather for a hindered years had one day at 12°. First time had a decent internet connection for a week, will try & do an update on our travels
, still recovering from walking up Mount Olympus, made it to second high test peak 9,550 ft, took two days second day on the mountain for over 12 hours.
Well done, looks a lovely walk and well worth it when you top outNext day headed towards the Mount Olympus range, tried one of the roads to the smaller peaks, gave up after the 3rd hairpin 1 in 3 slopes with front wheels scrabbling for grip on damp surface, went back to original plan and headed for the Prionia car park for the start of our walk. The road was quite good except for the last half Km which was very scary, drove most of the road in low cloud & rain. When we arrived raining very heavy so sat it out for the night.
Started our walk when the weather cleared about 11 am Sunday morning, took us 4 hours to the refuge, low cloud all the way. Spent the night at the refuge, up early next morning and started our walk to the peaks just after 8 am, a nice clear day. Made it to the top of Mount Scala 9,403 ft by 12:30, a long hard slog up very steep slopes, looked across to Mytikas (tallest peak) and said No Way, too technical for us, really need climbing experience. Carried on to the top of Mount Skolio, the 2nd tallest peak 9,550 ft. Had a rest & lunch then started the long trek down at 2pm. Arrived back at the refuge at 4:45 a short break and onward down, had to do the last hour in pitch black with torches oh boy at times like this you are glad you have a Satmap with 1:25000 scale maps, expensive bit of kit but worth every penny at times like this.
Finally made it back to the van at 8:45 pm, beer, cake & banana then bed at 9:30, too knackered to bother with dinner.
When I took my boots off my sore big toe from the decent was a bit worse for wear, swollen, bleeding around and under nail, nail had pushed back into cuticle, if it doesn’t improve may need the hot needle treatment.
Think we had pushed ourselves to our absolute limit, nice to do occasionally, not too often though.
Arose late next morning, both of us could hardly move our legs due to muscle pains.