Greek Mountain Climbers Summit Mt. Chimborazo

Petrakis and Theocharis at the summit of Chimborazo. Credit: Fotis Theocharis/ Fb

Greek mountain climbers Fotis Theocharis and Dimitris Petrakis not too long ago arrived at the summit of Mt. Chimborazo, Ecuador’s maximum mountain, which is regarded a person of the most challenging to climb in the globe.

Chimborazo’s peak is 6,263 meters (20,548 toes) high, and its notoriously demanding ascent, loaded with perilous black ice, would make it a difficult climb for even the most expert mountaineers.

The mountain’s status did not faze Theocharis and Petrakis, on the other hand, who established out to conquer the overwhelming massif and arrive at its highest place, identified as the Whymper summit.

The climb was not effortless. Though an knowledgeable mountaineer, Theocharis admitted that he had moments the place he believed he could not continue to keep ascending the peaks, but he pushed as a result of:

“In actuality, I felt weak…but something inside of of me explained to me to hold heading,” he wrote in a article on social media.

Greek mountain climbers reach the top rated despite rain and lightning

While on their way to reach a fantastic place to set up camp, the Greek climbing duo achieved with some harsh temperature situations — which include rainstorms and lightning.

The weather adjusted so promptly on their ascent that Theocharis thought Zeus was from them, composing in his publish “I thought that the historical Greek god Zeus possibly was not quite joyful that we were being there.”

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The Greek climbing duo camping on the heights of Mt. Chimbarazo. Credit history: Fotis Theocharis/Fb

In spite of the rain and thunderbolts, they produced it to a secure spot and set up camp for the night time to consume and have a minor relaxation, all set to eventually get to the quite prime of Mt. Chimbarazo just a several hours later.

Along the closing stretch of their journey, both Petrakis and Theocharis had been emotion exhausted from the good increase in elevation and the challenging weather conditions problems on the mountain.

However, the Greek mountaineers supported and determined a person yet another, giving just about every other the strength to reach the top together, together with one American climber.

“Iro’s Path”

The mountain climbers had been motivated by the memory of a fellow mountain enthusiast, Iro Maragou.

Maragou climbed virtually all of Greece’s mountains before her tragic dying from an intense variety of most cancers ahead of she attained the age of 30.

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Theocharis keeping up a banner from “Iro’s Path” on Chimborazo. Credit: Fotis Theocharis/Fb

In her honor, her family developed the group “Iro’s Path,” which normally takes teams out on a mountaineering path committed to Iro in Evia, and teaches them about the country’s numerous natural miracles and how to preserve them for foreseeable future generations.