Mount Olympus Climbing Notes
Please submit any useful information about climbing Mount Olympus that may be useful to other climbers. Consider things such as access and accommodation at the base of Mount Olympus, as well as the logistics of climbing to the summit.
May 25, 2016
Jannis from Greece
You can go without fear.
There is snow in some places (you typically have crampons with you).
Also, you can call for more information of accommodation and anything else using the mobile phone of the first refuge: 6937361689
& at tel of second refuge: 2351082840
- you can find in search engine,with the terms:
- Webcam : Olympos Snow Cam
- WedSite : olympus-climbing.gr
March 30, 2016
Maciej from Poland
I am going there at the end of May. Please let me know how looked weather and climbing conditions (ice, etc.).
Have a nice trip!
March 25, 2016
Ionut from Romania
Hello dear friends,
Me and some friends we want to climb on the top of Olympus mountain at the end of April.
We have all the equipment for climbing in winter conditions but I want to have your opinion about weather conditions during that period.
If you can help me with some information, thanks in advance.
June 25, 2015
Joannis from Greece
I did the Olympus mountain the last two days. You need just good hiking shoes, if you like: "telescope sticks" and warm clothes to stay up there over night. You don't need ropes crampons or ice axes (there is no ice up there at this time). Some people wear helmets for their own safety (falling stones). These helmets can also be rent e.g. at refuge SEO Apostolidis (2760m).
Prepare your path and make a reservation for your over night stay at the refuge by call in advance, as during summer period and on weekends it might be crowded up there.
Usually you don't need to carry a sleeping bag with you, as blankets etc. are provided at the refuge, but I felt more convenient with my own sleeping bag. One over nigth stay costs about 12- 14€ and as far as I know there is no hot water available at most refuges (no shower).
I recommend, carry 2-3L of drinking water with you, when you start your hike.
May 23, 2014
Tal azulay from Israel
I'll be coming to climb the mountain on the 29/5 30/5 so I have couple of questions:
1. Do I need crampons and ice axe?
2. If I sleep in the hut, do I need sleeping bag?
3. Do I need ropes for the last part of the climb?
Thanks Tal azulay