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Disabled Greek Woman Achieves Assisted Skydive

Having conquered Mount Olympus, a young disabled Greek woman made her dream of an assisted airplane skydive come true on Saturday. With the assistance of a skydive trainer, Eleftheria Tosiou finally conquered the sky. Along with her mother, aunt, some...

When Mytikas, the Peak of Mount Olympus, was Finally Conquered

In August 1913 the first climbers reached Mount Olympus’s highest peak, famed for its place in Greek mythology as home of the Twelve Olympian gods. Since that date, it is thought that approximately 10,000 climbers visit the 2,917-meter (9570 foot)...

Greek Americans Conquer the Highest Peak in Africa

Greek-Americans John and Joanna Kalafatis, along with their team from Spring Scaffolding, recently reached the top of Mount Kilimanjaro, a dormant stratovolcano in Tanzania, conquering the 19,341 ft. mountain, the highest in Africa. John Kalafatis is used to heights, however, both...

The 2 Greeks Who Conquered The Himalayas

Manaslu is the eighth highest mountain in the world. Its peak sits at 8,163 meters (26,781 ft) above the sea level and is considered one of the most difficult mountains to climb, mainly due to harsh weather conditions that...