Greek climbers at the top of Mount Everest
The Greek mission was aiming to conquer the summit and eventually on Monday, May 22, 2017, they ascended to Everest with success. After 13 years since the last Greek mission, the team headed by Antonis Sykaris, one of the most experienced climbers and Mike Eformidis co-founder and CEO of COCO-MAT, members of the Association of Greek Mountaineers of Athens, placed the Greek flag to the highest top of the world.
The mission started early in April and was successfully completed on May. The climbers had a small “two-day” chance to reach the top and only a few hours for the final ascent at 8.848m. Finally, at 7:45am Greek time, their dream came true.
In a post on Facebook, Sykaris and Evmorfidis shared the photograph from the top of the world.
“We started with a great goal. To conquer the highest summit of the planet. The summit of Mount Everest at 8.850m that belongs to the world’s most magnificent and most beautiful mountain range, the Himalayas. AND WE MADE IT! Thank you for your support and love. You helped us a lot. We are proud of you, of us, of our Greece. Never let go of your dreams!”