Elias Lefas (37) was born in Sweden and lives in Greece. He has been mountaineering, climbing and skiing since a very young age and photographing since 1994. He is working as freelance action photographer and as sustainable energy engineer (MSc KTH Stockholm).

The last two decades he has travelled in more than 25 countries and participated in various photographic projects, climbs and mountaineering expeditions in the Alps, Lapland, Himalayas, Caucasus, Africa, Tatras, Balcans and Scotland.

Other sports he is involved more or less occasionally are running, swimming, biking, horse riding, canyoning, sea kayak and moto-touring.





Indicatively Elias has mountaineered on most Greek mountains, from the White Mountains in Crete to the north Pindos range in Greece, Durmitor in Montenegro, Triglav in Slovenia, Tatras in Poland and Slovakia, Helwelyn and Langdale in England, Snowdon in Wales, Ben Nevis and Cairngorms in Scotland, Jotunheimen in Norway, Brenta Dolomites, Castore and Dente del Gigante in Italy, Grossglockner in Austria, Breithorn, Μönch and Matterhorn in Switzerland, Mont Blanc in France and Elbrus in Russia.

Rock climbing

Elias has also rock-climbed in various places in Greece such as on the island of Kalymnos, Meteora, Varasova, Sykia Wall on Giona, Kouvelos on Parnassos, western Vardousia and Stefani on Olympus, but also Kullaberga in Sweden, Peak Distric and Yorkshire in England, Tremadog in Wales, Arco and Aosta in Italy and Riffelhorn in Switzerland.

Ski mountaineering

On skis he has toured most mountains of Greece including Parnassus, Olympus and Psiloritis in Crete, Monte Rosa and Grand Paradiso in the Alps, Kebnekaise in arctic Sweden, volcanic Mount Etna in Sicily, the Atlas mountains in Morocco and himalayan Shisha Pangma in Tibet.