Crossing of the southern ridge from Koniakos to Korakas peak

  • Height difference 1600 m
  • 10-12 hours (a long summer day or better 2 with an overnight stay at the huts half way)

The route starts from Koniakos and enters the fir forest above the village. Initially it follows the water-pipe of the settlement but soon the relief and the dense fir forest take us to follow the stream line.

We climb to the ridge following a stepped trail among dolines and ruined huts.

The panoramic view of all the surrounding mountains, as well as the endless peaks of Vardousia, is unforgettable and at our feet meadows nestled in stone slopes, successive dolines that look like huge eggshells.

We climb along successive ridges relatively exposed but with only 2 technical passes.

The South Ridge requires some technical skills but remains unforgettable.