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Ascent of Olympus on 2008-09-20

Climber: Eric Werfel

Date:Saturday, September 20, 2008
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Olympus
    Location:Greece
    Elevation:2916 m / 9570 ft

Ascent Trip Report

Completely unprepared for the cold weather, but tried anyways in the middle of an ice storm. The last 300m or so are a highly exposed, class IV scramble (i might even call some sections 5.4). dangerous to begin with, but with the rocks covered in ice and me not having gloves, even more so. Regardless, i safely arrived to a beautiful view of the insides of a cloud. Oh well...

The descent was tricky, but i took it REAL slow, and arrived safely at the refuge.
Summary Total Data
    Grade/Class:IV, maybe 5.4?
    Route Conditions:
Snow on Ground, Exposed Scramble
    Weather:Snowing, Cold, Windy, White-out
cold, windy, icy



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