Yesterday, the High Mountain Association of Lassithi (ΕΟΣ Λασιθίου) organized the entrance to Psiloritis. This trip included the passage of the route from the Nida Plateau to the summit of the highest mountain of Crete. Due to the large amount of snow still lying in some parts of the mountains, the group decided to go through the top of Aghatias, thus avoiding the section of the trail that runs traverse the northern slope of the mountain. Continuing their further journey they came across a confused Polish tourist. She informed members of the EOS association that, going down in the direction of Lakkos Migerou, she disconnected with her husband, whom she lost. The team of Greek climbers decided to resign from further entry into the Psiloritis and help the Polish tourist. They assisted her in further descent and helped in her search for her husband. In the end, it turned out fortunately that the missing man had arrived at the Lakkos Migerou shelter himself much earlier.
Describing the story that took place yesterday, we would like to remind you that mountains in Crete is a region that always requires special care and proper preparation of the trip. When choosing a given route, it is always worth looking for information about it on the internet. The vast majority of popular routes are well described in various descriptions and reports published by other tourists. In the case of a large part of the routes, it is also possible to record routes in the form of data obtained from devices equipped with a GPS receiver. It should also be mandatory to check the expected weather conditions.
By choosing nowadays to the higher mountain regions of Crete, you can still reckon with the fact that you run into quite large snowy fields. You should be very careful when overcoming them. Due to the presence of snow, we also recommend using a high trekking footwear.
If you plan to enter Psiloritis this year, we encourage you to familiarize yourself with our description of the entrance to the top of this mountain.