The White Mountains in winter - Page 1

The tourist season on Crete (from April to October) is also the dry season and most summer visitors do not realize that Crete, especially the West of Crete, has more rainfall per year than most areas of northern Europe: it may rain only 50 or 60 days a year but it really pours! This means snow at higher altitude and there can be up to 4 or 5 meters of snow in the higher areas at the end of the winter. High up the snow will last well into late spring and even summer in some areas.

When we tell this to summer visitors they find it hard to believe. Here is the proof! The pictures in the following pages were taken between December and March.

This first page contains photos taken in the southern and central White Mountains which is the highest part.

 

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  • In the high desert
  • The valley of Ammoutsera
  • Pachnes
  • The summit of Troharis
  • Above the valley of Ammoutsera looking North
  • Heading towards Ammoutsera on snowshoes
  • Ascending the western summit of Pachnes
  • Walking along a ridge near the western summit of Pachnes
  • Ascending the western summit of Pachnes
  • View towards the West from the western summit of Pachnes
  • View to the South from the summit of Pachnes
  • View from the summit of Pachnes (looking north-east)
  • A slope just below the summit of Pachnes
  • Summit cross (when there was one!) of Pachnes
  • Summit cross (when there was one!) of Pachnes
  • In the High Desert
  • View of the summit of Sternes
  • Walking around Xorafas Korfi (Southern  White Mountains)
  • Walking around Xorafas Korfi (Southern  White Mountains)
  • Walking around Xorafas Korfi (Southern  White Mountains)
  • Walking around Xorafas Korfi (Southern  White Mountains)
  • Walking around Xorafas Korfi (Southern  White Mountains)
  • On the way to Roussies
  • Pachnes
  • On the way to Pachnes
  • The summit of Trohari
  • Pachnes (seen from the West)

 

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