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In 2015 I am planning to make a solo traverse of the Olympic National Park in Greece, including a summit of Mount Olympus.

I am a former soldier and team medic with considerable experience in the outdoors, although none of it on the Greek peninsula.

What conditions would affect my success in the month of June and what considerations might I possibly overlook?

  • I'd imagine (no experience) that heat is going to be your biggest problem. – user2766 Jan 2 '15 at 10:29
  • @Liam That was my first thought but the park description also discussed the prevalence of wolves and jackals. I read an article to say the last bear had been killed in 2008. – Venture2099 Jan 2 '15 at 10:53
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    Wild animal attacks are very rare, they will be generally more afraid of you and give you a wide berth, so I wouldn't worry about that TBH. – user2766 Jan 2 '15 at 11:00
  • Which month are you going? And where do you have experience? It is not the same training in Sweden than in Italy. – Davidmh Jan 3 '15 at 18:31
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    Simply remember not offend the gods! – Ken Graham Feb 13 '18 at 15:49

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