1838 – Russian Mt Athos climber found safe and sound

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A 55-year-old Russian national reported missing last Thursday after embarking on a climb of Mount Athos in northern Greece with a group of other mountaineering enthusiasts was found on Saturday safe and in good health.
Panaghia shelter at 1500 meter and the top of Mt. Athos.
During their climb on Thursday, the group of climbers had stopped at a mountain shelter at an altitude of 1,500 meters for a rest before continuing but the 55-year-old had stayed behind.
When they returned to the shelter the 55-year-old was gone.ouranoupolis
Port of Ouranoupolis
A search was launched but eventually the 55-year-old was found at the port of Ouranoupoli.Dafni
Dafni ferries.
He told police he had gotten confused and taken the ferry there from Dafni, the port at Mount Athos.
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Dafni seen from Xeropotamou.

Text Ekathimerini 20th august 2016, photo’s Herman Voogd

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