Ascent of Óros Aínos on 2012-04-28

Climber: James Warren

Date:Saturday, April 28, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Óros Aínos
    Elevation:5341 ft / 1627 m

Ascent Trip Report

It seems that in the year since the last trip reports, the authorities have spent €3m of your finest EU funds (there is a sign to confirm this) turning the track from the radar station to the summit into a wide tarmac road. Quite why this was needed as there is nothing besides the comms station on the summit I don't know, but they've done it and it makes for a very dull road hike. Fortunately, they have arranged some proper trails through the woods on the mountian, including one that leads from the now derelict "Environmental Centre" (at c1390m) to the summit, along the ridge and above the road. This has suffered from serious windfall damage during the winter and was impassable at the top, but it follows a good line and offers some great views to both sides of the island. There was even snow in the hollows on the NE side of the summit, but the views from the top are wonderful (just ignore the ugly comms towers behind you!).
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2450 ft / 745 m
    Total Elevation Loss:2450 ft / 746 m
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Unmaintained Trail
    Weather:Drizzle, Pleasant, Calm, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2237 ft / 681 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 2040 ft / 621 m; Extra: 197 ft / 60m
    Loss on way in:197 ft / 60 m
    Distance:4.7 mi / 7.5 km
    Route:Road/ridge path
    Start Trailhead:Agios Eleftheros radar station  3301 ft / 1006 m
    Time:1 Hours 30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:2253 ft / 686 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 2040 ft / 621 m; Extra: 213 ft / 64m
    Gain on way out:213 ft / 64 m
    End Trailhead:Agios Eleftheros radar station  3301 ft / 1006 m
    Time:1 Hours 25 Minutes

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