Trekking Xperience

North Olympus mountain – Papa Stream

With great caution we pass over the rocks (there is a signal on the rock from where we have to start) going to the opposite bank. The path is clear and shows us its intensions from the very beginning, as it is quite steep. Of course in the one and a half hour that we need to get to “Krevatia”, there are mild spots and passes but in general we gain altitude very fast. We realize this when, after about an hour, we see the banks of the stream hanging 500 meters below our feet.

Tips

Tips for loading a backpack

Remember that we only get essential equipment with us. We load the backpack in layers, from bottom to top. We fill all the gaps where they exist and make sure that a solid and symmetrical load is formed. When we wear the backpack, we adjust it in such a way that it is an extension of our body.

Tips

FIRST AID KIT

During trekking, but also in camp site, various accidents might happen. So it is a must, to have a first aid kit with us. In addition to the basic ingredients described below, be sure to consult your doctor if you require specialized treatment and inform the rest of the group about it.

Trekking Xperience

North Olympus mountain – Barbalas Ridge

After another two hours and a painful and ruthless climb, we are coming out of the forest. There is no path anymore but there is no orientation problem either. In front of us, there is the last steep uphill that will bring us to the summit. At last, we have arrived and it was worth every step. The view is astonishing. In front of us are, the “Papa” stream and the high peaks of the mountain of gods, Profitis Elias, Touba, Stefani, Christakis. On the other side, we are gazing at Pieria Mountains, Vrodou, the beaches of Katerini, Thermaikos Gulf and Halkidiki.