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Ascent of Mount Zeus on 2012-03-03

Climber: James Warren

Date:Saturday, March 3, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Zeus
    Location:Greece
    Elevation:3291 ft / 1003 m

Ascent Trip Report

Parked at end of road from Filoti to springs. Paved path quickly becomes rough hike up dry stream bed, heading past Zas Cave. Path turns left at c750m alt, following marble seam up to some sheep pens on a small plateau. Path (marked with cairns and sporadic red way-markers) heads straight E up ridge before joining path from Agia Marina for final stretch. Lovely views of most of the Cylclades from summit. Early March trip so still snow in the gullies but perfect temps for walking.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1651 ft / 503 m
    Total Elevation Loss:1650 ft / 502 m
    Round-Trip Distance:2.5 mi / 4 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1651 ft / 503 m
    Distance:1.2 mi / 2 km
    Start Trailhead:End of road from Filoti to springs  1640 ft / 499 m
    Time:1 Hours 5 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:1650 ft / 502 m
    Distance:1.2 mi / 2 km
    End Trailhead:1641 ft / 500 m
    Time:1 Hours 



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