French mountaineer trapped on Mt. Olympus successfully rescued, in good health

A French mountaineer who had to be rescued after he became trapped on Mount Olympus at an altitude of 2,200 metres was on Sunday reported to be in good health following his rescue. The ambulance service picked up the mountaineer from the location Gortsia on Olympus just before 14:00 and took him to the Litohoro health centre for first aid to a minor knee injury.

He will now be travelling by private means to Thessaloniki airport, where he will take a flight home.

The rescue operation to get the trapped mountain climber off the mountain continued on Sunday morning from the Petrostrouga mountain refuge, with the fire brigade and EMAK rescue service beginning the descent with the mountaineer at 10:30. The operation was launched on Saturday when rescue services found the injured mountaineer and carried him to the Petrostrouga hut to spend the night. The French man had gone mountain climbing with two more people, who are both in good health.