Time  14 hours 53 minutes

Coordinates 3073

Uploaded July 21, 2017

Recorded July 2016

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7,257 f
3,017 f
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5.1
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20.21 mi

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near Míchas, West Greece (Greece)

A loop inside the Erymanthos, fourth-highest massif of Peloponnese, after Taygetos, Cyllenes and Helmos. But perhaps Erymanthos is the most scenic one, also because of the beauty of its forests on its northern side.
The track starts at Michas, 920 m, from where with the aid of a bicycle one can reach an altitude of 1350 m, also saving several kms. From the end of the road, at a saddle with bee-hives, one takes the path, with a first non-intuitive traverse on steep terrain, soon followed by a comfortable trail. After a mitato, the path reached the saddle east of Olenos.
From here, the climb to the summit is straightforward, although there is no clearly established path.
This would be enough for a beautiful day on the Erymanthos, but who wants can go on for the long ridge of Profitis Ilias. To this aim, one has to descend in direction Alepochori pointing towards two mitatos at nearly 1600 m, and from here to climb to the ridge.

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Waypoint

Michas

Waypoint

Last houses

After the last houses the view opens on the mountain.
fountain

Fountain

Last reliable water on the trail.
Mountain pass

End fo road

At a saddle leave the road (which presumably ends after a little while) and follow the path.
Waypoint

Rocks

Shelter

First mitato

Beware: the mitatos on this track are marked as "shelters", but actually they do not offer tourist accommodation.
Shelter

Shelter on the saddle

Waypoint

Fork to Olenos

Summit

Olenos

Main summit of the Erymanthos. Summit 360° in original size: Google. Description: PPH
panorama

Olenos south shoulder

Offering nearly aerial views
Shelter

Lower mitato

Start from here the ascent to Profitis Ilias.
panorama

Join ridge

From this point the ridge to Profitis Ilias is nearly flat, although quite long.
panorama

Ridge panorama

See also the 360° in original size.
Waypoint

Profitis Ilias NW shoulder

Waypoint

Little shrine

Shelter

Upper mitato

panorama

Sunset point

Beautiful viewpoint where I took sunset photos.

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