Dynafit Olympos Camp 2014

Yet another important event that promoted ski mountaineering in Greece at an international scale took place last weekend on Mt.Olympos, the highest mountain of the country.

During the event that Dynafit organised in collaboration with Klaoudatos Ski and Mike Styllas, many VIP guests had the chance to live a unique experience on the mountain of the Hellenic Gods. Representatives from associations in attendance were Pit Meier, acting managing director of the Swiss Alpine Club; Peter Gruber, Salzburg Mountain Rescue; and Peter Veider, managing director of Tyrolean Mountain Rescue. From France came ski touring specialists Jean-Pierre Bazet, as well as Pascal Chappeland and Flavie Andre, all representing the French Mountain Guides Association SNGM (Syndicat National des Guides de Haute-Montagne).

Representing ski touring in Italy were Oscar Angeloni, trainer of the Italian National Team, and Oswald Santin, the South Tyrol organizer of the Sella Ronda Ski Marathon, and Niccolo Zarattini, journalist at Ski-Alp magazine. Other experts from Germany also had the opportunity for in-depth idea exchanges with product managers from DYNAFIT as well as with Fritz Barthel, inventor of the DYNAFIT binding system. In addition, the trip, which was also offered by DYNAFIT as a retailer trip on prior dates, was extremely well organized by partners “The Mountain Guides” and the Hindelanger Mountain Guide Office.

The excellent weather and snow conditions, in conjunction with the well-known Greek hospitality, contributed to a most enjoyable ski touring camp, during which all participants experienced at first hand the unique skiing possibilities in Greece. It looks as if ski mountaineering in Greece is now experiencing an incredible period of world-wide recognition, with the plethora of Greek mountains slowly assuming the role of winter destinations in the same vain that the Greek islands have for decades been summer holiday destinations!

Tags: Schorsch Nickaes, Fritz Barthel, Patrick Jost, Franz Perchtold, Jean Pierre Bazet, Flavie Andre, Pascale Chappeland, Sibylle Egelle, Alessandro Marengo, Oswald Santin, Peter Gruber, Peter Veider, Pit Meier, Oscar Angeloni, Niccolo Zarattini, George Klaoudatos, Yannis Kotileas, Christos Tsoutsias, Mike Styllas, Periklis Akritidis, Nektarios Parmakis.

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