Climber injured on Mount Olympus airlifted to hospital with rib fractures

A female climber, who fell while hiking on Mount Olympus, near the peak of Stefani or “Thronos Dios” (Throne of Zeus) at a height of about 2,800 meters, was airlifted to the general hospital of Larisa on Sunday morning where she is being treated for numerous rib fractures.

According to information the woman, who is in her thirties, is in the High Dependency Unit (HDU) and may require a lengthy hospitalization, but is in a stable condition.

The rescue operation was launched on Saturday morning by the Hellenic Rescue Team in Mount Olympus after the “Giosos Apostolidis” refuge alerted authorities and the team of the accident. The Super Puma helicopter searching the area run out of fuel and returned to its base but resumed the rescue effort on Sunday.