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Ascent of Óros Aínos on 2011-04-22

Climber: Rob Woodall

Others in Party:Andrew Tibbetts
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Friday, April 22, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Óros Aínos
    Location:Greece
    Elevation:1627 m / 5341 ft

Ascent Trip Report

After yesterday's ascent of Psili Korifi we caught the 8pm ferry from Patra, arriving at Sami late evening then making the short drive to the highpoint of the road to Argostoli, where the paved road turns off L towards Oros Ainos, at N38.19471 E20.58739, 591m, where we spent the night.

Next morning we drove up the paved road, turning L at N38.16759 E20.61859 (983m) onto a dirt road (becoming paved again higher up). We parked at a track junction (N38.13974 E20.65993, 1600m) just below a group of comms masts. We first bagged the highest point of the comms station. There are no obstacles - we even found our way via a ladder onto a roof, where I took a waypoint (N38.14018 E20.65776, 1619m). We then headed back past the car, followed a dirt road SE then climbed up through trees to reach the rocky ridge summit mentioned in Petter Bjorstad's report (N38.13652 E20.66749, 1612m). However, a summit further E looked like it could be higher so we kept going. In approx 400m we reached a well defined summit (N38.13664 E20.67104, 1619m) crowned by a trig pillar, a "1628m" signboard and a summit register. This more or less coincided with the Peakbagger.com summit and visually appeared higher then the comms masts summit, viewed against the sea-level horizon. We continued SE to the next summit (N38.13281 E20.67558, 1612m, outcrop) - a nice walk but this summit was obviously lower. We made our way back along the ridge to the dirt road. This "easy drive-up" had proved much more interesting than we had expected, and the view down onto the W coast is very impressive.

We then drove to the N part of the island for an ascent of Kalon Oros

Trip photos
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:56 m / 190 ft
    Elevation Loss:56 m / 190 ft
    Distance:2.2 km / 1.4 mi
    Grade/Class:YDS 2
    Quality:7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Open Country
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:42 m / 141 ft
    Extra Loss:14 m / 49 ft
    Distance:1.1 km / 0.7 mi
    Route:From N
    Trailhead:Road highpoint  1599 m / 5249 ft
    Time Up:40 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:42 m / 141 ft
    Extra Gain:14 m / 49 ft
    Distance:1.1 km / 0.7 mi
    Trailhead:Road highpoint  1599 m / 5249 ft
    Time Down:40 Minutes



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