Capacities

Ultra Endurance Athlete

MOUNT EVEREST

In 2004, Georgios was a member the Greek national mountaineering expedition “Hellas Everest 2004”, an expedition which attempted to summit Mount Everest from both the northern and southern side routes of the mountain, while at the same time, and in collaboration with the 2004 Olympic Games Committee, they aimed to take the Olympic Games flag for the first time ever to the summit of Mount Everest. During the expedition, in his role as the team's scientific advisor and medic during high altitude climbing, he was a member of the climbing team attempting to summit Everest from the notoriously hazardous northern side route in the Tibetan Himalayas. Georgios ascended to the summit and became the first Greek climber ever to do so from the northern side route, and successfully joined other Greek climbers who had already climbed Everest from the southern side route in Nepal, the first ever being Constantine Niarchos in 1999. Concurrent to the expedition, Georgios also researched elite climbers and their ability to survive and perform optimally under the combined extreme environmental conditions of severe hypoxia and cold.

Historical background: Mount Everest is located in the Himalayan mountain range in Asia. In Tibet, the mountain had always been called Chomolungma, 'Goddess Mother of the Earth'. It was first mapped in 1852 by the British topographer George Everest, and in 1855, it was officially named Everest. Its height is 8848m. The first ever serious attempt to climb Mount Everest was made in 1924, from the Northern Tibetan route, by George Malory and Andrew Irvine, who arrived very close to the summit, but were then lost. To this day, it remains unknown whether or not they successfully reached the summit. Nearly 30 years later, in 1953, Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay reached the summit of Mount Everest from the Southern Nepalese route, and became the first climbers to return back safely and speak of their summit success and experience.

AEGEAN SEA SWIM
ENGLISH CHANNEL SWIM
SAHARA RUN
OPEN WATER SWIMMING
ICE WATER FIRE