Loukas Dourdourekas, one of the best Greek climbers, will be making a presentation and participating in our activities, during this year's festival. Don't miss it!
Loukas is originally from Levadia but he has been living and working on Kalymnos for several years and is one of the most renowned top climbers in Greece.
He’s been participating in the Greek National Competitions since a very young age, always placing in the top three. His love and passion for rock climbing lead him to ascends in Mounts Olympus, Parnasos and Giona, the tallest in Greece, but also Mont Blanc, as well as various ranges in Spain, Italy, France and Thailand. At 22, he won the Greek Cup and joined the National Climbing Team in the World Climbing Championships.
He is a certified climbing trainer and climbing instructor, owner of an indoor climbing gym that introduces the locals to the world of climbing and trains climbers to improve both their skills and performance alike. His major accomplishment was in 2015 in Kalymnos, when he sent Insallah (sector North Cape), the first 8c+ climbed by a Greek.
He has successfully climbed sport routes up to 8c (5.14b) and boulder problems up to 8a+ and (V13), which are among the most difficult climbs / boulders ever accomplished by a Greek climber. Presently, Lucas is being sponsored by some of the top international, climbing companies including: Wild Country (U.K.), Sterling Rope(U.S.A.), Moonclimbing (U.K.) and Red Chili (DE). He will meet you at his natural habitat, the crags!
Also, check the following article.
Top 5 climbers in Greece (Greek article). https://www.redbull.com/gr-el/korufaioi-anarrihites-ellada