Ascent of Oros Giona on 2012-04-21

Climber: James Warren

Date:Saturday, April 21, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Oros Giona
    Elevation:8235 ft / 2510 m

Ascent Trip Report

Hoped to follow path described by other climbers on this site, but heavy snow / old avalanches still completely covering trail as soon as it left the 4x4 track. Crampons the whole way on some very slippery snow. No other climbers (as usual).
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3724 ft / 1135 m
    Round-Trip Distance:7.7 mi / 12.4 km
    Route:Path E4 then via plateau to N of mountain
    Trailhead:Track from Kaloscopi  4511 ft / 1374 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Snow on Ground, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Crampons, Ski Poles
    Weather:Cool, Breezy, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Time:4 Hours 40 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:3 Hours 5 Minutes

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