Gamila

Elevation (feet): 8,192
Elevation (meters): 2,497
Continent: Europe
Country: Greece
Difficulty: Walk up
Best months for climbing: May, Jun, Jul, Sep
Nearest major airport: Ioannina
Convenient Center: Ioannina

Thanks to Costis Gortzis for adding this peak.

One of the most alpine mountain ranges of Greece which is located on the the north-west part of the country. The path to the top can be reached from a majestic and traditional Greek village named Papigo (1100m). The route here ascends for 3-4 hours the massif slopes of Astraka (2467m) up to a very unusual col at 1950m where an organized hut exists (bed

accommodations should be done well in advance). From now on the path descends for 100m. and comes to a fantastic

plateau were during spring many alpine lakes are formed (nearby the well known alpine Dragonlake lays on an altitude of 2100m). The route now turns north-east and for another 3-4 hours climbs a relatively rocky terrain to reach the summit of Gamila on 2497m.

During the heavy snowy season the mountain welcomes numerous experienced ice climbers to challenge their skills on some very demanding extended and vertical routes (200-500m, 60-90degrees steep).

WARNING: The surrounding fauna of this great national park is full of brown bears and grey wolves!!!

Thanks to Costis Gortzis for this description.