|Looking southeast on the climb up out of the Plateau:|
the junction of the E4 from Rouvas with the main Nidha service road
|Nidha Plateau at sunrise with the|
Nidha Taverna on the far left
The Germans ahead of me on the E4 path
Long snow drift in the gully up to the northern rim
|The view south from the summit|
|The author in front of Timios Stavros|
We all three made it to the top by 0930 (in 3½ hours), just before the clouds rolled in from the north, so we missed the view of the north coast but had excellent views all round from east through south to the Amari valley below us to the west.
You would not want to make the descent in thick cloud as, initially, the path which leads down to the Toupotos Prinos hut is not that easy to find in poor visibility.
|Looking down on the Toupotos Prinos hut on the descent from Psiloritis|
|Finally an E4 sign on the path down through the woods towards Fourfouras|
|The start of the steep descent|
|A welcome sight - the view northwest up the Amari valley|