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a lot of snow in May in Lefka Ori - Creta ?

Postby MiYa » Thu May 02, 2013 10:24 am

Hello,
I want to know if there is still a lot of snow in May in the White Mountains Lefka Ori, or just neve ...
Specifically for hiking the top of Pachnes and Ginglos.

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Re: a lot of snow in May in Lefka Ori - Creta ?

Postby Gangolf Haub » Fri May 03, 2013 8:35 am

Was there in May 2007 and while the plane descended to Chania airport we saw a lot of snow on the Lefka Ori. However, once there it turned out that there were only fields of old snow near the summits. Since most of the mountains are not overly steep there wasn''t any problem. Ginglios we climbed more than a week after arriving and then every snow was gone. To get an impression of May conditions look at the pictures on this page

http://www.summitpost.org/levka-ori/317413

BTW: I'll be on Crete in May as well, however, in the east. Hoping to find only few snow patches on Dikti and maybe Psiloritis (where we had the most difficult snow traverses during May 2007 - but not really serious)
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Re: a lot of snow in May in Lefka Ori - Creta ?

Postby MiYa » Fri May 03, 2013 8:40 am

ok thanks for informations.
I was in Pslioritis last year in may
http://yannick.michelat.free.fr/Psiloritis1.htm
good trip !
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Re: a lot of snow in May in Lefka Ori - Creta ?

Postby Gangolf Haub » Fri May 03, 2013 1:14 pm

Looks pretty much the same as when I was there in 2007. Have fun!
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