Ascent Programme 2017

Mountaineering Club of Kalamata

JANUARY 2017

SUNDAY 15: AGRILOS- POLIANI

Route: we begin from the olive oil mill in the square of Poliani.  A route beginning from Tzirorema and ends up to the birthplace of legendary Papafllessas

Hiking Duration: 6-7. Difficulty (1-2)

Leader: Giorgos Exintavelonis, Contact number: 0030 6975875547

 

SUNDAY 22: ANNUAL NEW YEAR’S PIE- CUTTING IN PLATANOVRISI, ARISTOMENI

Like every year after a short hiking, we will enjoy food, New Year’s pie-cutting and a “climbing” party.

Hiking Duration: 2 - 3. Difficulty (1)

Leader: Board of Directors Contact number: 0030 27210 97733, 0030 6977716580, 0030 6944574797

 

THURSDAY 26:GENERAL ASSEMBLY

Our annual general assembly.

Annual Report 2016, discussing the future of the Club

At the Club’s premises at 20.00 p.m

 

SUNDAY 29: MAINALO Ostrakina peak altitude 1981 m.

Ascents from Kardara: Hiking Duration 7-8. Difficulty (6+)

Leader: Giannis Papadopoulos, Contact number:0030 6973744501

From the refuge: Hiking Duration 4-5. Difficulty (5)

Leader: Anta Koutrou, Contact number: 0030 6938273894

  

FEBRUARY 2017

SATURDAY 4 - SUNDAY 5: MOUNT TAYGETUS– PROFITIS ILIAS altitude 2407m.

Our annual winter ascent to the Peak of Mount Taygetus. The ascent will begin from Maganniaris- Mountaineering refuge of the Greek Mountaineering Club (EOS) of Sparta.

 Hiking Duration 7. Difficulty (6)

 Leader: BOARD OF DIRECTORS, Contact number: 0030 27210 97733, 0030 6977716580, 0030 6944574797

 

SATURDAY 11:OLIVE OIL TASTING

A group of certified Olive Oil Tasters will assess the olive oils that our members will bring. An event about olive oil will take place. At the Club’s premises in the evening.

 

SUNDAY 12:STAVROPIGIO- KARDAMYLI

Hiking Duration 4. Difficulty (1)

Leader: Natasa Birou, Contact number: 0030 6979104433

 

SATURDAY 18 - SUNDAY 19PANAITOLIKO altitude 1752 m.

Ascent from the refuge of EOS of Agrinio.

Hiking Duration 8-9. Difficulty (6)

Leader: Giannis Kourampas, Contact number: 0030 6972719232

 

FRIDAY 24 - MONDAY 26: METEORA – KOZIAKAS - PERTOULI

(Three day tour- Shrove Monday) Hiking in the trails of Meteora and ascents in the mountains of Koziakas and Avgo of southern Pindos. Participation in local events.

Ascents and routes with varying degrees of difficulty.

Leader: Valantis Kalogeropoulos, Contact number: 0030 6944311466

 

MARCH 2017

SUNDAY 5: KALATHI

Route: Kato – Ano Verga – Prophet Elias

Hiking Duration: 6. Difficulty (1-2)

Leader: Evangelia Plagianou, Contact number. 0030 27210 97733, 0030 6976283808

 

SATURDAY 11 - SUNDAY 12: PARNONAS altitude1935 m.

Ascent from the refuge.

Hiking Duration 8. Difficulty (5-6+)

Leader: Georgia Lyngri Contact number. 0030 6946052209

 

SUNDAY 19: MONASTERY OF MARDAKI 

Hiking in the paths of the revolution 1821. From Lagou Chani to Monastery of Mardaki and return.Participation in the local events - celebration of the anniversary of 1821.

Hiking Duration 4. Difficulty (1)

Leader:Thymios Alexopoulos, Contact number: 0030 6942553154

FRIDAY 24 –SUNDAY 26: VARDOUSIA

Ascent from Athanasios Diakos Village.

Difdiculty (6 – 7+)

Leader: Giannis Kourampas, Contact number: 0030 6972719232

 

APRIL2017

SUNDAY 2: ANO KARVELI – PROFITIS ELISSAIOS (PROPHET ELISHA)

Hiking to the peak and the church of Prophet Elisha with an amazing view. Return from a different route.

Hiking Duration: 5-6, Difficulty(2)

Leader: Giorgos Stefanouris, Contact number: 0030 6937328781

 

FRIDAY 7 - SUNDAY 9: KISSAVOS altitude 1.978 m.

Hiking routes in the green mountains of Thessaly overlooking the Aegean Sea, the plain of Larissa and Olympus Mountain.

Hiking Duration 7-8. Difficulty (2-3)

Leader: Fotis Georgakopoulos, Contact number: 0030 6982480420

 

HOLY THURSDAY 13 – MONDAY 17: EASTER

MONTENEGRO

This excursion shall take place upon an adequate number of participants.

Leader: Manolis Aloimonos, Contact number: 0030 6944574797

 

SUNDAY 23:AGIOS GEORGIOS– TAYGETUS altitude1.307 m.

Ascent from Agia Paraskevi- return through Artemisia. Participation in the local celebrations. 

Hiking Duration 4, Difficulty (1)

Leader: Angeliki Tzavara, Contact number: 0030 6944393308

 

FRIDAY28 – MONDAY 1/5: AGRAFA

(1st of May holiday) Climbing in the unspoilt area of Agrafa

Hiking Duration: up to 10, Difficulty (3-4)

Leader: Manolis Aloimonos, Contact number: 0030 6944574797

 

 

MAY 2017

SUNDAY 7:  (Trail blazing)

Leader: BOARD OF DIRECTORS Contact number: 0030 27210 97733, 0030 6977716580

 

SATURDAY 13 – SUNDAY 14:ERYMANTHOS altitude. 2223 m.

Crossing Micha to Kalentzi.

Hiking Duration 10. Difficulty (3+)

Leader: Kostas Dimopoulos, Contact number: 0030 6973226924

 

SUNDAY 21:Hiking in Kontovounia- Aristomeni

Hiking Duration: 5-6. Difficulty (1 -2)

Leader: BOARD OF DIRECTORS Contact number: 0030 27210 97733, 0030 6977716580

 

SUNDAY 28:TRAGOVOUNI(Crossing)

Circular climbing crossing of Tragovouni in the most hidden side of Taygetus. From Agios Panteleimonas, Ridomo Canyon, Kapsodematousa, Ano- Kato Velitsi, peak.

Hiking Duration: over 10 hours. Difficulty 3+

Leader: Kostas Kaklidis, Contact number: 00306976830694

 

 

JUNE 2017

FRIDAY 2 - MONDAY 5: ANDROS ISLAND

(Whit Monday holidays) Andros is an island with a rich and well-organized network of paths, which will be explored in combination with other activities.

Hiking Duration: various   Difficulty: (up to 2)

Leader: Kostas Konstantopoulos, Contact number: 00306942233010

 

SUNDAY 11:NEDONTAS CANYON

From Kalamata to Lagou Chani

Hiking Duration 7. Difficulty (2)

Leader: Giannis Kourampas, Contact number: 0030 6972719232

 

SATURDAY 17 - SUNDAY 18: TAYGETUS

Ascent from Vasiliki forest to the peak of Prophet Elias (2407 m)

Maintenance of the church of Prophet Elias and surroundings

Hiking Duration 4. Difficulty (2+)

Leader: BOARD OF DIRECTORS Contact number: 0030 27210 97733, 0030 6977716580

 

FRIDAY 23 - SUNDAY 25: MOUNT OLYMPUS

Our long established summer mission at the mountain of Gods. Ascents from the junction and stream of Nahum and Kazania will take place.

Hiking Duration 8 and 10. Difficulty (3+ and 4+)

Leader: Ntiana Maouni, Contact number: 0030 6944538596

 

 

JULY 2017

FRIDAY 30/6 - SUNDAY 2/7: TAYGETUS (crossing)

Friday: overnight in Vasiliki forest

Saturday: hike to the Chalasmeno gap through the trail, which was recently marked by our Club and climb to the peak (alt.2204 m.) Descent to Kapsodematousa- participation in the local celebrations.

Sunday: hike to the Gorge of Ridomo until Pigadia

Hiking Duration: more than 10. Difficulty 4+

Leader: Kostas Kaklidis, Contact number: Difficulty 6976830694

 

SUNDAY 9: NEDA

Our usual annual hiking and swimming in the cool waters of Neda.

Hiking Duration 6. Difficulty (2)

Leader: BOARD OF DIRECTORS, Contact number: 0030 27210 97733, 0030 6977716580

 

SATURDAY 15 - SUNDAY 16: Participation in the 77th NATIONAL CLIMBING MEETING

The 77th National Climbing Meeting will be held by the Florina Climbers Association, on Mount Vora (Kaimaktsalan) and includes climb to the peak of Piperitsa (alt. 1998 m).

Leader: BOARD OF DIRECTORS Contact number: 0030 27210 97733, 0030 6977716580

 

WEDNESDAY 19 - THURSDAY 20: TAYGETUS

Ascent begins from Vasiliki forest to the peak of Prophet Elias (2407m) due to the name day of Elias.

Hiking Duration 4. Difficulty (2+)

Leader: BOARD OF DIRECTORS Contact number: 0030 27210 97733, 0030 6977716580

 

SUNDAY 23: ALOGOTHETIS CANYON

Another trip to the stunning area of Nemouta following a different route each time. This time we will explore the paths of Alogotheti canyon.

Leader: Natasa Birou, Contact number: 0030 6979104433

 

FRIDAY 28 - SUNDAY 30: ELIKONAS- ARVANITSA FOREST

Ascent to the peak of Paliovouna (alt. 1748 m) Participation in the annual Music Festival of Arvanitsa Forest.

Hiking Duration: 5. Difficulty: 2

Leader: Kostas Konstantopoulos, Contact number: 0030 6942233010

 

Due to the fact that during July and August many of the trips have been combined with events of other clubs that have not been announced yet, we would like to note that some of the dates might be modified.

 

 

AUGUST 2017

SATURDAY 5 - SUNDAY 6: ACHERON River

One of the most beautiful water routes in Greece. The mythical Acheron River - passage to Hades world. In collaboration with mountaineering clubs of Preveza and Arta.

Hiking Duration 6. Difficulty (2)

Leader: Kostas Fykiris, Contact number: 0030 6977716580

 

SATURDAY 12 - SUNDAY 13: TAYGETUS

Night climb to the peak of Taygetus (through Vasiliki forest)

Hiking Duration 4. Difficulty (2+)

Leader: Ilias Giannakopoulos, Contact number: 0030 6936627756

 

SUNDAY 20: VYROS CANYON

Hiking beginning from Vasiliki forest to Exochori, in one of the most important canyons of Taygetus and Peloponnese, in a route marked by our Club.

Hiking Duration 5 - 6. Difficulty (2)

Leader:Giannis GiourgasContact number: 0030 6973855766

 

SUNDAY 27: STROFADES ISLAND

Exploring the probably most isolated archipelago in the Greek area, to the Ionian Sea near to the Gulf of Kyparissia

Hiking Duration 2-3. Difficulty (1)

Leader: Valantis Kalogeropoulos, Contact number: 0030 6944311466

(Alternative: “Proti” Island, Leader: Nikitas Kalomalos, Contact number: 0030 6906713396)

Due to the fact that during July and August many of the trips have been combined with events of other clubs that have not been announced yet, we would like to note that some of the dates might be modified.

 

 

SEPTEMBER 2017

SATURDAY 2 - SUNDAY 3: AEGINA- MOUNT ELANIO

Hiking in the beautiful island of the Saronic Gulf with its rich mythology and some of the most interesting archaeological sites.

Hiking Duration 5-6. Difficulty (1-2)

Leader: Kostas Konstantopoulos, Contact number: 0030 6942233010

 

SUNDAY 10: LOUSIOS RIVER

Hiking in Lousios River. Visit to the Monastery of Prodromos.  

Hiking Duration 5. Difficulty (1-2)

Leader: Anta Koutrou, Contact number: 0030 6938273894

 

FRIDAY 15 - SUNDAY 17: PANTA VREXEI GORGE – KALIAKOUDA

A trip to Evrytania region in the impressive gorge of Panta vrexei (Always Raining), which has taken its name from the water curtain in a part of it, giving the feeling of permanent rain. The trip will be combined with the unique Via Ferrata (Iron path) inside the Black Cave canyon.

Leader: Manolis Alimonos, Contact number: 0030 6944574797

 

SUNDAY 24: AGIOS NIKONAS

We will walk in the limit of Messinian Mani ascending to the peak of Agios Nikonas just above the homonym village

Hiking Duration 4-5. Difficulty (1)

Leader: Thymios Alexopoulos, Contact number: 0030 6942553154

 

 

OCTOBER 2017

SUNDAY 1: (Trail blazing)

Leader: BOARD OF DIRECTORS Contact number: 0030 27210 97733, 0030 6977716580

 

SUNDAY 8: PARNITHA

For the first time we will find ourselves in the beautiful mountain of Attica on a hike overlooking the capital city and the Saronic Gulf.

Hiking Duration 4-5. Difficulty (1)

Leader: Fotis Georgakopoulos, Contact number: 0030 6982480420

 

SUNDAY 15: (trail blazing)

Leader: BOARD OF DIRECTORS,

Contact number: 0030 27210 97733, 0030 6977716580

 

SUNDAY 22: XEROVOUNA TAYGETUS

Ascent to the peak of Xerovouna from Lakonia side in a route passing through a beautiful and not so “usual” for us canyon of Taygetus.

Hiking Duration 8-9. Difficulty (2-3)

Leader: Andreas Alimonos, Contact number: 0030 6942569223

  

FRIDAY 27 - SUNDAY 29: VALIA CALDA

Trip to the National Park of Pindos, in the footsteps of the bears. Ascents to Avgo and Flegga peaks. An excursion that has been persistently asked by our members.

Hiking Duration: up to or more than 10, Difficulty (2 up to 3+)

Leader: Ntiana Maouni, Contact number: 0030 6944538596

  

 

NOVEMBER 2017

SUNDAY 5: NORTHERN TAYGETUS

Hiking in the area of Georgitsi – Agios Nikolaos focusing on collecting mushrooms.

Hiking Duration 4-5. Difficulty (1-2)

Leader: Varvara Katsou- Valsamaki, Contact number: 0030 6972279488

         

SUNDAY 12: MALI PLATEAU

Mount Egaleo with panoramic view to the Gulf of Kyparissia and the Ionian Sea, in combination with the plateau of Mali is a long established destination for our Mountaineering Club.

Hiking Duration: 6. Difficulty (2)

Leader: Kostas Dimopoulos, Contact number: 0030 6973226924

 

SUNDAY 19: MAINALO

Hiking in the trails of Mainalo covering a part of the famous MenalonTrail, which is, according to its creators, one of the few paths in Europe with international certification.

Hiking Duration 6-7. Difficulty (1-2)

Leader: Anta Koutrou, Contact number: 0030 6938273894 

 

 SUNDAY 26: TETRAZIO (1389 m.)

A route back to the beginning of the history of ancient Messinia. Crossing from Stasimo and Kakaletri, ascent to in Prophet Elias and descent to Ano Melpeia.

Hiking Duration 8. Difficulty (2)

Leader: Thymios Alexopoulos Contact number: 0030 6942553154

  

 

DECEMBER2017

SATURDAY 2 - SUNDAY 3: PARNASSOS

Ascents to the peaks of Gerontovrachos and Liakoura. Overnight in the area of the refuge.

Hiking Duration 8-10. Difficulty (3)

Leader: Kostas Fykiris, Contact number: 0030 6977716580

 

SUNDAY 10: SKIRITIDA FOREST

Hiking in Vlachokerasia path in a beautiful breathtaking scenery.

Hiking Duration 4-5 Difficulty (1-2)

Leader: Vana Loura, Contact number: 0030 6949666330

 

SUNDAY 17: BILIOVOS

Hiking in the unique path of Sotirianika in Altomyra and descent (under good weather conditions) to the spectacular Canyon of Ridomo- Koskaraka, return.

Hiking Duration 8. Difficulty (2)

Leader: Despoina Kotsi, Contact number: 0030 6947850611

There is also the possibility for an ascent up to Altomyra and then return.

 Hiking Duration 4 Difficulty (1)

Leader: Nikitas Kalomalos, Contact number: 0030 6906713396

Το κάλεσμα για την αναδάσωση στο Ταΰγετο στις 13/12/2015 είχε πολύ μεγάλη ανταπόκριση σε εθελοντές, γεγονός που μας γέμισε ιδιαίτερη χαρά! Το γεγονός αυτό σε συνδυασμό με τις ιδανικές καιρικές συνθήκες, αποτέλεσε την καλύτερη αφετηρία για την πρωτοβουλία που έχει ξεκινήσει από τη Δ/νση Δασών Μεσσηνίας και το Δασαρχείο Καλαμάτας. Μια πρωτοβουλία που έχει ως στόχο τη φύτευση 300.000 δενδρυλίων Μαύρης Πεύκης την περίοδο 2015-16. Τα δενδρύλια αυτά προέρχονται από τον ίδιο τον Ταΰγετο.

Δίνουμε ραντεβού στην επόμενη συνάντηση για αναδάσωση για την οποία ευχόμαστε να καταφέρουμε να φυτέψουμε ακόμη περισσότερα δένδρα.

Ακολουθεί το βίντεο από την Κυριακή 13/12/2015

Καινούργια ανάβαση στον Ταΰγετο

...το πέρασμα των κορακιών

Πεζοπορία στη μνήμη του Νικηφόρου Βρεττάκου

Με κέρδισε ο Ορειβατικός! Γιατί το λέω αυτό…

Το σαββατόβραδο είχα βγει έξω για ποτάκι, με τους φίλους μου και πέρασε η ώρα που δεν το κατάλαβα καθόλου. «Παιδιά πρέπει να φύγω για να ξεκουραστώ για την πρωινή μου πορεία με τον Ορειβατικό.» Οι φίλοι μου με πίεζαν να μείνω ως το τέλος της όμορφης βραδιάς, αλλά εγώ άντεξα στις πιέσεις τους και πήγα για μια μικρή ξεκούραση.