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Mountain Lefka Ori - Ski Touring Traverse

Lefka Ori - Ski Touring Traverse 04-06 MAR LEFKA ORI - CRETE

WayOut Adventures, in collaboration with Snow Flake Winter School, organize the crossing of the White Mountains with mountaineering skiing after the end of the Pierra Creta Race.

Travel Duration: 3 Days

Activity: Ski touring

Degree of difficulty: Intermediate / Difficult

If you were looking for the ultimate exotic mountaineering destination, you just found it! It is located in the largest of the Greek islands and the southernmost tip of Europe, Crete. Strange as it may seem, Crete is predominantly a mountainous island, as its mountains cover 52% of its total area.

More specifically, the White Mountains in the prefecture of Chania extend from West to East, 40 km long and constitute the Greek mountainous area with most peaks over 2,000 meters, 57 in total. The Cretan Mountains offer their visitors unique experiences, endless fields for mountaineering ski and awe inducing paths overlooking the Libyan Sea and the Aegean Sea. That's why we chose this destination for another fascinating Ski Touring Trip.

 

DAY 1

Omalos Plateau-Kallergis shelter

Arrive to the famous Omalos Plateau. From this point begins a smooth skiing path to the Kallergi shelter, where the first overnight stay will take place. Kallergi is a large organized hideaway with magnificent views of the Samaria Gorge and the Libyan Sea and equally wonderful cuisine.

 

DAY 2

Kallergi shelter-Poria-Melinda-Platoselli-refuge Katsiveli

Wake up early, breakfast and snap and starting our climbing. Firstly, we cross a ridge to Poria, we avoid the Black ski slope and climb to the top of Melinda (2133m). From there, and after enjoying the view, we go down  to the mithat of Pirou. Skins again and after about 3 km in a gentle slope, we reach Katsivelis shelter (1970m), one of the most beautiful shelters in Greece. Depending on the time and appetite, we can continue with some ridges to surrounding peaks, such as Modaki (2225m). Dinner and nap in the hospitable shelter.

 

DAY 3

Katsiveli refuge-top Svorich- Sidroporti- top of small Trocharis-top Cape-Koutala Seli-top Lantern-plateau of Niato-shelter Taurus

The dawn in the heart of the White Mountains is impressive. Breakfast, skins and climb to the summit of Svorich (2356m). Going down to Sidereprodti, from where we can cross the beautiful little mountain ridge of Little Trohari and after a short descent to the Koutalas Seli , we put again our fockes for the last climb of this great crossing, at the top of Fanari at 2170m. For the highlight we have a magnificent descent to the plateau of Niato (1220m), to end up in the taurus shelter where the cars will be waiting for us. Transfer to Askyfou plateau and rich Cretan meal, the only way to close a nice adventure in this particular place.

The prerequisite for your participation is the advanced level of skiing and the possibility of off-piste downhill runs on a variety of snow slopes and qualities.

Mandatory is the previous experience in mountaineering skiing.

The prerequisite for your participation is the advanced level of skiing and the possibility of off-piste downhill runs on a variety of snow slopes and qualities.

Mandatory is the previous experience in mountaineering skiing.

The price includes:

  • Trip Organization & implementation by WayOut Adventures.
  • Overnight stay in mountain shelters for two nights
  • Breakfast and dinner
  • Greek Mountain Guiding

 

The price does not include:

  • Insurance Coverage (upon request)
  • Equipment: Skis, Boots, Poles, Skins, ARVA, SONDA (Additional charge 55 € from Klaoudatos)
  • Tickets to and from Crete
  • Transfer to and from Heraklion (additional charge 50 €)
  • Transfer from and to Chania (additional charge 35 €)

EQUIPMENT

  • Mountaineering backpack 45-50L
  • Mountaineering Piole
  • Krabons
  • Mountaineering ski, boots, poles, skins, ARVA, helmet, baudrier (harness), carabiner, belts
  • ARVA - SHOVEL - PROBE
  • Sleeping bag (optional)
  • Thermos, headlamp, sunglasses, ski mask, GPS, lighter, pocketknife
  • Personal pharmacy kit
  • Waterproof jacket and pants 
  • Gloves, Beany, Socks (2 pairs)
  • Fleece apparel or downjacket
  • Thermal underwear
  • Sunblock
  • Various personal belongings


PARTICIPATION CONDITIONS

Participation and completion of the Pierra Creta match is a prerequisite for attending the trip.

50% deposit is required for reservation and payment of the full amount should be made no later than 3 days before the start of the program.

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ENTRY FEES € 320,00 /per person
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