ROCK CLIMBING COURSES

This is the 20th year of our mountain guides School in Arco at Lake Garda Dolomites Alps Italy. According to our guests' opinion these are the highlights of hiking climbing canyoning via ferrata trips and courses

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KALYMNOS INFORMATION

HOW TO GET TO GREECE

PLACE TO STAY - HOTELS - STUDIOS

ROCK CLIMBING AND TREKKING

THE SEA AND THE BEACHES IN GREECE

OUR ROCK CLIMBING COURSES

Rock climbing courses and trekking on Kalymnos Island in Greece with our Alpine School Arco

In spring and in fall the main seat of our Alpine School Arco will be in Greece on Kalymnos Island. You have the possibility to book 5-day courses or personal instructions.

Kalymnos is

KALYMNOS MAP

It is a small Greek island which makes part of the Dodecanese archipelago in Greece. Kalymnos is located North of the well-known island of Kos, not far from Rhodes and the Turkish coast of Bodrum. Kalymnos' dimensions are ca. 25 x 10 km. In the past, the island has been famous for its sponge divers. The "normal" tourism is not invasive and the climbers have started to come here only since 1998. The best periods to come here are spring and fall. The summer is extremely hot and the likelihood of very strong and long-lasting winds is rather high. The climate is very mild and dry throughout the whole year. Rainy days are rare and mostly during winter-time. (PLEASE SEE THE DATES OF COURSE BY OUR CLIMBING SCHOOL). Languages spoken: English, Greek. Currency: EURO. Passport is necessary for non EU travellers, otherwise the identity card is enough. If in doubt, please check with your consulate or travel agency.

How to get to the Island

KALYMNOS FLY
You get there by plane to Athens from all major European and international airports. After the construction of the new airport, the most direct way to reach the Island is a domestic flight from Athens to Kalymnos Sometimes it is convenient book flights online with AEGEAN AIRLINES - OLYMPIC AIRLINES - RAYANAIR to Athens and Kos. From the harbour of Kos you take a ferryboat (ca. 40 min.). How to get around on the island: by scooter (with automatic gear) suitable for 2 people (please bring along your drivers license and wind-proof jacket) or by rent-a-car. (Cost for a scooter per day: ca. EUR 15 - 20; rent-a-car per day: ca. EUR 40 - 50). Depending on your flight schedule to Greece, it might be necessary to spend an extra night in Athens or on the island of Kos (not included in our offer). In this case we are able to provide you with useful information.

Accommodation - Hotels and Studios

GREECE HOTEL
There are some small hotels and only very few are open in the low season. The climbers are mostly staying in the so-called 'studios' which is the local name for a holiday flat. The studios are furnished with a small kitchen, private bathroom and a porch. Our local collaborators in Greece are the owners and managers of the studios which are available for 2 up to 3 persons. We can give you a hand with the reservation of a hotel room or the studios for 2-3 people and the scooter for the duration of our activity. The 'studios' are very nice and clean; the price is from 35 to 45 Euro per day. There are various small restaurants (taverna) where you can eat local and international food at very reasonable prices. The locals most of whom speak English, are very gentle and friendly towards the climbers.

Rock climbing trekking and crags

ROCK CLIMBING TREKKING When God created Earth, at the end of his hard work, he remained with only some stones in this hands. As he was tired, God threw the stones into the Sea and in this way the island was born. Now the Greek inhabitants of the Island are claiming that God had created Kalymnos for climbing and trekking: it is really a scrambling paradise for everybody. From beginners to experts: everyone finds his suitable routes. Here is the ideal place for our instruction, guiding, personal tuition, courses and trekking: everywhere there are easy climbing routes on multicolor rocks, turquoise sea, blue sky, warm sun.
The history of tourism is very recent. Only in 1996, an Italian climbers couple has discovered it as a climbers' paradise. Kalymnos offers a great number and variety of lime stone rocks with different kinds of difficulty degrees (overhangs, caves with stalactites, slabs...). At the moment there are about 50 crags with more than 1000 single pitch routes. There are also some multi-pitch routes available. During our last courses on Kalymnos Island, we have visited some sectors which have been just recently opened. In particular, we have climbed in those areas where there are almost only easy routes from 4 to 6a, also suitable for beginners. We have been climbing in recently opened sectors on fantastic and still "stinging" rocks with routes that sometimes exceed 30 metres. Wherever you are, you can enjoy the panorama, uncontaminated nature and the blue sea typical for Kalymnos.
We recommend to wear long and technical climbing trousers both to avoid the pungent shrubs and to protect the knees. On the new, easy and sharp slabs, falling while leading is absolutely to be avoided.

OUR OFFER INCLUDES A: 5-DAY- COURSE with an internationally licensed MOUNTAIN GUIDE (language: English, German, Italian), rent of the general technical material such as rope, quickdraws, carabiners.

The sea and the beaches in Greece

SEA IN GREECE

Kalymnos is best known as the island of some of the word' s finest sponge divers. The sea has always been a focal element in the local life, which has preserved its traditional character colour and style to a great extent - nowadays Kalymnos island is part of a protected National Marine Park. Most of the beaches are rocky and you will find crystal clear turquoise water. The normal tourism on Kalymnos is rather limited. The water temperature in the periods which we are offering is between 18 degree C. in spring and around 22 degree C. in fall. We recommend to bring a light wetsuit (3-5 mm), fins and mask. We especially recommend a visit of the wild Island of Telendos where the new rock climbing crags, the crystal clear water of the sea and the white gravel beaches fulfill the concept of climbing and sea.

Our rock climbing courses

Dates (W)  18 - 41 / 2018 upon request (min. number 3 pax)
No. of participants: 4 - 5 Price: Euro 667,00 per person
Duration 5 days

Our program
1 st day - Crag Arhi - rock climbing top-rope and rope manouvres from 4c to ...
2 nd day - Crag Kasteli - climbing technique in leading or top-rope 4b - 6a
3 rd day - Crag Odyssey - leading climb or top-rope difficulty 5b to ...
4 th day - Crag Palace - leading tactics or climbing top-rope from 5c to ...
5 th day - Crag Monastery - rock climbing in leading or top-rope difficulty 6a - 6b
NB: The program would be changed according to weather conditions, rock climbing capacity or requests of the participants.

Scope of performance our Alpine School includes
A five-day-rock climbing course: guidance/supervision of an internationally licensed mountain guide of our rock climbing school (language: English, German, Italian), rent of the general technical material such as rope, quickdraws, carabiners. The goal of our School and of most participants in the courses is to go climbing independently and to "lead". In the beginning of the course we still climb top-rope on difficult routes trying to reach the limit our your capacity with the objective to attain a higher routes difficulty, to correct possible mistakes and to refine your technique. Next step in the course is advanced rope and rock climbing techniques for climbers who are "leading". The success of the courses depends on the participants' prior experience and a small number of participants.

What to bring
Helmet - harness - shoes - chalk- chalkbag - backpack - bottle - light wetsuit (3-5 mm) - fins - mask - snorkel - windcheater.
For further quick information, please do not hesitate contact Karin or Delio.

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