Ascent of Mount Ida on 2014-05-26
|Others in Party:||Colin Jones|
|Date:||Monday, May 26, 2014|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
| Elevation:||8058 ft / 2456 m|
Ascent Trip ReportI used trip reports from Petter Bjorstad (http://www.ii.uib.no/~petter/mountains/2000mtn/psiloritis.html) and Rob Woodall (http://peakbagger.com/climber/ascent.aspx?aid=235079) 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|
| Time:||3 Hours 19 Minutes|
| Time:||2 Hours 17 Minutes|
|GPS Data for Ascent/Trip|
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Peaks: climbed and unclimbed by Ken Jones
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