Lakmos Mountain (Pindos)

Lakmos is a mountain in eastern Ioannina and western Trikala regional units. The mountain is a part of the Pindus mountain range. Its highest peak is the Peristeri, at 2,295 m elevation. It stretches from the village Krapsi in the west to near Metsovo in the east, over a length of about 20 km (12 mi). The nearest mountains are the Athamanika to the south, the Lygkos to the north and the Mitsikeli to the west. It is drained by the river Arachthos and its tributaries to the north, west and south, and by the Acheloos to the east.

The nearest town is Metsovo, at its northeastern end. Other places in the mountains are Anthousa in the southeast, Anthochori in the north, Megali Gotista in the west and Vathypedo in the southwest.

We have visited this mountain with a large group of people. On day one we wanted to ascent the Flegga mountain, but due to bad weather conditions and an avalanche we had to retreat and return to our base camp. The second day we moved towards the Lakmos (or Peristeri) mountain and the weather conditions were very good. We initiated our ascent from the Aoos lake.

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The first part of the route was rather dry, but while we were getting higher to the mountain we had to step on the fresh snow. Moral was high enough and that was good because we had to complete a 22km route.

 

While ascending the view was wonderful. Everything beautifully white that was giving us a great sense of calm. Prior of reaching the top we have also passed across a frozen lake.

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After 9 hours of non stop wandering on the snowy slopes we have finally reached the highest peak of Lakmos mountain. The view simply amazing.

 

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