We started off at 10.30 am from Papigko village, eleven persons. We began climbing up to Astraka refuge making three short stops, ten minutes each, at the three mountain founts. After the second fount, we went more and more snowy soil, which made our steps more difficult. This is something we are not going to forget though, no matter how strenuous it was. After three hours climbing up, six people managed to reach the Astraka refuge where the land beyond flag was raised. Needless to say how much necessary tuned out to be our equipment: hoodings, gloves, sunglasses, battons, backpacks with...
ASTRAKA DRAKOLIMNI AVGERINOS The third Tymphi Hiking organized by Land Beyond was the most demanding one. It took place on Tuesday and Wednesday, the 12th and 13th of August 2014. Twenty nine people took part. On Tuesday morning the team enjoyed a relaxing rafting experience in Voidomatis and lunch at “Astra” in Papigko. At 18.30 we started climbing and after two and a half hours we reached the Astraka refuge where we spent the night. Around 8.30 in the next morning we started again and reached Drakolimni an hour and a half later. Some of us had a swim in the lake in the presence of the...
During the project of the 7th Vikos crossing, some twenty participants managed to realize the second Tymphi hiking in the history of Land beyond: departed from Papigko village, up to the Astraka refuge, where the team spent the night, and on the next morning climbing up to Drakolimni! It was all worth seeing!
The first Tymphi hiking of the land beyond took place on Tuesday the 12th of August 2012. Eight-year-old Damianos, Mando, Kimon, Romanos, Tasos and Nikos went off at 06.00am from the small Papigko village and at 08.30 reached Astraka refuge having stopped three times for a little while in the locations of mountain shepards of Ipirus, where hot drinks were offered to them. Starting again on 10.00am, reached Drakolimni at 11.00am. The fine weather allowed us to walk on the dry lake, to take our pictures underneath the Astraka peak (2.450m height), to splash in the lake together with...