Ascent of Mount Ida on 2014-05-26

Climber: Ken Jones

Others in Party:Colin Jones
Karen Jones
Date:Monday, May 26, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Mount Ida
    Elevation:8058 ft / 2456 m

Ascent Trip Report

I used trip reports from Petter Bjorstad ( and Rob Woodall ( in my research. Thank you, gentlemen.

For our drive, we used our Crete map to get to the mountain town of Livadia. Be careful, this is not the only Livadia in Crete but it is the one just north of the peak. In town we headed south (there are several options) and started finding signs to Refugio Migerou (some of them also mentioned Psiloritis). These led us on a paved road all the way to the parking lot by the refugio structures. From here, a good trail leads to the ridge and then the peak - see my GPS track.

On this date in late May, there were a couple of snowfields to cross, one of which would have caused problems if one were to slip. But there was no reason to slip there, and we didn't. Poles were a comfort for those of us with older knees.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2940 ft / 896 m
    Trailhead:Refugio Migerou  5118 ft / 1559 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Time:3 Hours 19 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:2 Hours 17 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

 GPS Waypoints - Hover or click to see name and lat/long
Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Ken Jones
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