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Greek Olymp-climbing: Kalymnos

Greece - Europe

Kalymnos - Kalymnos
26.09 - 03.10.2020
Kalymnos has developed in a very short time into one of the most beautiful climbing destinations in the Mediterranean. The former sponge diving island offers today with over 2000 well equipped routes in all levels of difficulty a paradise for climbers from all over the world.
Together with the hospitable islanders and a wonderful climate Kalymnos offers pure climbing pleasure. The fine Greek cuisine offers specialties such as souvlaki, seafood and fish, dolmades, stuffed tomatoes and the world famous Greek salad. The warm and clear waters of the Aegean Sea complete this climbing holiday to an unforgettable experience.

Your advantages at a glance:

- Visit of the most beautiful climbing areas on Kalymnos Island
- Short distances on the island, access to the areas with scooters
- 6 climbing days at the sea, with sea view and inland
- Dinner in the restaurants of Masouri, Armeos and Myrties
- organized flight from Zurich to Kos and back (not included in the course price)

Guide

Thomas Villars
Certified Mountain Guide IFMGA and Snow Sports Instructor with Federal Certificate of higher vocational Education und Training

Price

CHF 1190.-   (per person / 5 - 8 Participants)

7 nights in an apartment studio complex with direct access to the sea in double rooms with breakfast, snacks while climbing, mountain guide rate, travel expenses from Kos, scooter.
Due to limited flight capacity, booking is mandatory until 31 March 2020.

The costs for the journey to Zurich and the flight including all additional expenses are not included in the course price and will be charged 1:1 according to the conditions valid at the time of booking.

Requirements

Echelles de difficultés escalade sportive
UIAA V-, V, V+ -  
UIAA VII-, VII, VII+

Enjoy the nature and climbing in single and multi pitch routes. Climbing experience in difficulty level 5a in the lead climbing is desired.

Program

Climbing holidays in the most beautiful climbing areas on the Greek island Kalymnos: Noufaro, Arhi, Katharina, Skalia Pillar, Ghost Kitchen, Odyssey, Iliada, Spartacus and others

Kalymnos has become one of the most beautiful climbing destinations in the Mediterranean in a very short time. The former sponge diving island offers today with over 2000 well equipped routes in all levels of difficulty a paradise for climbers from all over the world. Together with the hospitable island population and a fantastic climate, Kalymnos offers pure climbing pleasure. The fine Greek cuisine offers specialties such as souvlaki, seafood and fish, dolmades, stuffed tomatoes and the world famous Greek salad. The warm and clear waters of the Aegean Sea complete this climbing holiday to an unforgettable experience.

Saturday: Meeting point on Saturday at Zurich Airport depending on flight schedule. Flight to Kos and further with the ferry to Pothia on Kalymnos. After a short drive to Masouri we reach our accommodation by taxi. Dinner together in one of the many good restaurants.

Sunday to Friday: Together we will determine our climbing area for the day and the program. The areas Noufaro, Arhi, Katharina, Skalia Pillar, Ghost Kitchen, Odyssey, Iliada, Spartacus and others with their different routes are all worth one or more visits. You can reach them from Masouri by rented scooters or on foot. The climbs are versatile and varied. Single rope routes in varied rock with holes, on sinter and stalactites dominate. A few multi-rope-length routes offer a nice change. Depending on the climbing area a short or even shorter ascent leads us through a wild and intact natural landscape to our dream rocks. After climbing we refresh ourselves by swimming in the sea and/or enjoy a gelati in the bars.
In the evening we visit the restaurants in the harbour or in the small town of Masouri, Myrties and Armeos.

Saturday: After breakfast we return to Switzerland. Drive from Pothia back to Kos and flight to Zurich. End of the climbing week and individual return home.

Apart from visiting the most rewarding climbing areas, we will not forget the training. During the week we will cover various topics such as abseiling, belaying, setting up belay places, improving individual climbing techniques etc. After the climbing we have the opportunity to visit the most beautiful places like Vathi or the island of Telendos or to relax while swimming.

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