Mt. Parnitha : walking on snow … probably !

Mt. Parnitha : walking on snow … probably !

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On Sunday the 14th of January  SAS organize a never forget epic … hike through the snowed paths in Mount Parnitha.

The hike will take 3,5 to 4,5 hours depending on how much deep … the snow is on the trails ! The target is to reach ‘‘ St. Peter ’’chapel in Mola recreation area after passing near ‘‘ Orneo peak ’’, second highest on Mt. Parnitha at 1.350 m. It’s level of difficulty is hard because of the snowed terrain and despite the limited, up to 200 m, height difference.
Due to the rough condition of this hike, waterproof ( Gor-tex if possible ) hiking boots, spats ( to prevent water getting inside the boots ) and raincoat are highly recommended as well as poles and reliable equipment generally. For any case don’t forget also your head-torch …!
After the end of the hike we would have the opportunity to take lunch or meal at “ Bafi ”Mountain Hut.
Meeting point is in the park area of “ Bafi Refuge ”, 3 km after “ Agia Triada ” place on Mount Parnitha, along the main road on the right.
Take your precaution, cause this walk is recommended for hikers with some experience …, but keep also in mind that if there is no snow the hike … automatically will be converted in a pleasant walk into the forest … ! So, all the Athens Strollers and Hikers are kindly requested to watch the weather forecast even up to the last … day !!

For those who are interested in participating, please declare up to13th 10:00 a.m. Leader will be Georgos Foteinos, e-mail Emergency phone 6945 386255.

Important notice : Keep in mind that if you participate in an Athens Strollers and Hikers walk or hike, you do so for your fun and your pleasure at one hand but entirely at your own risk at the other. The Athens Strollers and Hikers is an internet social club and neither the organizers nor the leader are responsible for the safety of those taking part. For more information about that please refer to the ‘ Declaration of Tyrol ’.

Difficulty grades
Easy walks :       1,5– 2 hrs             and height differences up to 100 m
Medium walks :  2 – 3 hrs               and height differences up to 200 m
Hard walks :       3 – 4 hrs               and height differences up to 400 m
Easy hikes         3 – 5 hrs               and height differences up to 500 m
Medium hikes :   5 – 7 hrs               and height differences up to 750 m
Hard hikes :       7 hrs and up         and height differences 750 m and up

Invitation : Anyone who likes to lead a future walk or hike please announce to us by e-mail referring to the place and the time he intends to take over this activity.

Deletion : Anybody who doesn’t like to receive anymore the invitations about our activities for any reason, please declare us his desire !!

See you soon !
Georgos and Anna