NEWS

09
NOV

November shadows. Closure of the refuge Ch Kakkalos

Following an exceptional weather for hiking and mountaineering in October, there came the early November magnificent sunrises and full moon night. Then, the snow covered the highest ramparts of Mount Olympus.
27
MAY

Transition from winter to summer. Refuge Ch. Kakkalos summer season kicks off

The exit from the past heavy winter was rather slow. There was still fine skiing on the valley and north couloirs until mid-May, as snow has accumulated more in lower elevations. As we are ready to kick off the summer season there is still snow in several locations that requires extra caution and proper equipment. As summer as reached the lower elevations springy conditions still prevail on the upper mountain with low night temperatures.
We are happy to announce the opening of the 2022 summer season on Friday May 27. The season will last until the end of October.
 
26
MAY

Summer Season 2021 Refuge Opening

Dear Mountain lovers. After another winter with not much mountaineering and skiing activity due to the imposed restrictions, we are pleased to announce the opening of refuge Christos Kakkalos for the 2021 summer season, on Friday May 27. 

 
01
JAN

Healthy New Year 2021

Dear Mountain Lovers, we wish you a healthy and happy New Year, with plenty of physical and spiritual adventures...
 
01
JUL

Summer season marches on. Part II

As the summer season marches on, the snow on the slopes melts and the weather gets more stable, we are happy to share with you another update on the conditions on Mount Olympus and on the functioning of Refuge Ch. Kakkalos...
01
JUN

Alpinism

Refuge Ch. Kakkalos Summer Season Opening (Part I)

After a long lasting brake during the entire winter season, we finally see some light in the end of the tunnel. As the nearly 3 month imposed, restriction measures are over we are happy to be back on the Mountain of Gods.
 
14
MAY

Alpinism

Οι θύμησες του Μάη

​Με τον καιρό να έχει κάνει το άλμα, που άλλωστε μας έχει συνηθίσει τα τελευταία χρόνια, από το χειμώνα κατευθείαν στο καλοκαίρι...
 
23
MAR

Alpinism

Refuge Ch. Kakkalos: CLOSED

22
JAN

Alpinism

Spring Equinox Refuge Ch. Kakkalos opening

The feeling of a heavy winter came early in the season. By late November, we had the feeling that we are heading into a heavy winter.
 
01
JAN

Happy New Year!

Refuge Ch Kakkalos wishes you an adventurous 2020...
 
21
OCT

Alpinism

The Sun, a Snowstorm and colder nights show the 2019 summer season terminus

The mid-May ski turns with which we concluded the 2019 winter - ski season are a far memory that was revived last week as new snow appeared on the slopes of Mount Olympus.
28
MAY

Alpinism

​Καταφύγιο Χρήστος Κάκκαλος – Καλοκαιρινή περίοδος 2019

Η άνοιξη είναι αναμφισβήτητα εποχή σημαντικών αλλαγών. Στα βουνά τα χιόνια αρχίζουν να λιώνουν, στους κάμπους τα σπαρτά μεγαλώνουν, τα δέντρα ανθοφορούν και πρασινίζουν και...
 
23
MAY

Alpinism

Refuge Christos Kakkalos Opening & Update on the snow conditions of the trails

The winter season 2018/2019 came in delayed, but then stayed with us for the long run. After the first heavy snowfall in late November, big successive snowstorms roared through north Greece and the Aegean Sea region releasing large amounts of snow in the mountains of Greece...
18
MAR

Alpinism

Refuge Ch. Kakkalos Spring Skiing & Climbing Days

The prelude of this winter during November and December of 2018 was an on-and-off deal, but right after New Year’s, winter conditions in the Southern Balkans did show their teeth.
21
JAN

Alpinism

Refuge Christos Kakkalos. Winter Season 2019 - Part 2

Marching into a heavy winter at least for the Eastern Alps and south Balkans, Mount Olympus is no exception to this reality.