We enjoy doing things ourselves but also it is our privilege to work with people who are really good at what they do. More over, they understand and appreciate the culture of the region you are touring.
He doesn't like to talk about himself, although a shared respect follows him among the climbing community. Giorgos started mountaineering and climbing at an early age and for more than 25 year has organized training schools, as an instructor, since he is an authorized mountain guide from the Hellenic Mountaineering & Climbing Federation (HMGA) but also from the national athletic department. He has climbed all of the Greek mountains and most of the foreign noteworthy routes. Currently he is active in the region of Loutraki where he opens new routes and coaches climbers of all levels.
Dr. MICHAEL STYLLAS
Mike gets to spend a lot of time in the outdoors and that's a fact. As a trail runner he has finished ultras in Alaska, California desert and Nepal among many others. His academic degree in Geology followed by a masters in Oceanology from Oregon State University and a PhD later on from AUTH is roughly his educational background. He counts numerous climbs in the Alps (Mont Blanc Massif, Matterhorn, Eiger) expeditions and ascents at North America, Alaska, Peru, Norway, Scotland and Russia.
Well, I am not finished yet..he has participated in 10 expeditions in Asia among them the Everest, which was the first Greek expedition to step on the top of the world. Since 2003 he manages the "Christos Kakkalos" refuge, in Mt. Olympus from where he makes his future adventure plans. I shouldn't forget to mention that he is far from being 40 years old.
Lazaros is a qualified mountaineering and climbing Instructor of The Hellenic Mountaineering & Climbing Federation (HMGA), 1995. Since then he coaches from youngsters and beginners to future instructors. He is currently trainer at the youth national Greek climbing team. He has shown impressive performance in ski mountaineering and also in sports climbing and trail running having participated in several events with great success. He has climbed most of Greece's picks and several at the Alps ((Mont Blanc 4810, Aig. du Midi, Aig. du Roc, Aig. Rouges, Aig. Du Peigne, Aig. De L' M), the Dolomites (Cima Grande di Lavaredo, Cima Piccolo, Cingoue Torri και Tofana di Roses) and in France (Verdon, Buoux). Currently he works as a professional mountain guide at Meteora region.
Babis is a photographer based in Thessaloniki. He has been an external associate for several years with travel magazines in Greece and abroad, covering topics in various countries in Balkans, Europe and Africa. Since 2008 he deals exclusively with mountain sports photography and video production. He has created the "GO experience", a group that is involved with photography and video, covering outdoor activities such as mountain races, climbing, ski mountaineering, etc. He collaborates with the majority of Greek mountain sports organizations and he has covered various events for significant companies related to the mountain activities field (Salomon, NorthFace). Also, he has accomplished 2 expeditions of photographic and journalistic coverage, following the two Greek mountain running athletes Niko Kalofyri and Natalia Papounidou to the race Solu Khumbu Trail 2010-2011 in Nepal, covering 300 km in 15 days through 1.950-5.500m altitude.
Dimitrios is a humble wine taster but also a hiker, a naturalist, and perhaps even all of the above or maybe nothing at all…An unsuccessful -yet earnest- attempt to be assimilated the socio-economic system stood as an excuse to follow his father's exhortation: «εμείς οι Βλάχοι, όπου λάχει» (he will explain this to you in person!) and so he devoted his body, soul and time to the things he truly loved: wine and mountains and mountains and wine …Emerging wine taster with deep training and understanding, he always carries with him a magic hat full of infinitely unneccessary-yet so charmingly interesting knowledge. In the unlike circumstance of being far away from a glass of wine, he will flee to the mountains…but never alone, always with the dear company of his Canon EOS capturing nature, in an attempt to capture imagination…Worshipper of the "everlasting change", you won't find words like "still" and "same" in his vocabulary but most importantly his life…and this applies to wines and mountains alike, even if you've been "there" before. Thirst finds knowledge in every sip and every uphill stride cause wines and mountains have always been there revealing, initiating and all they ask is to keep your senses open; it's only then you'll see nature's truth: divine and glorious but prone to perish…And now you know why they call him Plato: he likes talking and philosophizing, philosophizing and talking…the order doesn't matter!