• Chelmos
  • 2355 m
  • Prominence 1045 m
  • Peloponnes, Greece
  • Location: North 37.97206, East 022.20068 (GPS on the summit)
  • Difficulty: YDS class 2
  • Climbed October 6. 2021.


How to get there: Chelmos, also known as Aroania, is the third highest mountain on Peloponnese. It is located in the northern part of Peloponnese, first drive to location N38.007754, E22.149116 (use Google!), you may arrive here fro the south or from the nort. The road to the ski area starts here. Drive up to the ski area and locate a smaller forest road that starts between these two buildings. This road is fairly good, but a high clearance car would be preferable. Follow this road as it curves right (north), then turns around the hill and climbs towards the south. Higher up, at location 37.981630, E22.189386, make a sharp left turn at the fork. You will shortly arrive at a saddle, bear right and find parking near N37.97602, E022.19453, elevation around 2230 meter.
Route description:
Head south up the ridge and contour left higher up. Find the connecting ridge that runs east towards the summit. There is a minor descent to the connecting col. Then easy ascent to the summit.
I arrived at this very high trailhead around 1200, dense fog and close to zero visibility. I left the car at 1210 and followed the ridge. I realized a bit late that the summit was off to the east. A short back-track got me on the right course. No visibility, but arrival at 1230. The return hike was 20 minutes.