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Everest

8848m

\ Ultra Endurance Athlete

2004

In 2004 Georgios was a member of the first successful Greek national mountaineering expedition “Hellas Everest 2004”.

The Hellas Everest 2004 expedition attempted to climb Everest from both the northern and southern side routes. During the expedition, in his role as the team's scientific advisor and high altitude medic, he was a member of the north side climbing team in the Tibetan Himalayas.

Georgios reached the summit and became the 1st Greek climber ever to do so from the north side, following on from the successful ascent of the south side team's members.

Concurrent to the expedition, he researched elite climbers and their ability to perform successfully under the extreme environmental condition of severe hypoxia.

2019

In 2019 in his role as expedition doctor, Georgios was part of the "LMAX Everest Rugby Challenge" expedition.

The LMAX expedition group, which consisted of 29 individuals, attempted and successfully played two rugby games, one at 5200m at Everest's north side base camp and another at 6400m on Rongbuk glacier. Both games where officially entered into the Guinness book of world records as the highest in altitude rugby games ever played.

After the rugby games, Georgios joined a British mountaineering expedition whose members aimed to climb Everest via the northern side route. Once again, he successfully reached the summit for the second time. His mountaineering efforts were supported and sponsored by Evnia, Fleet Complete, North Face Hellas, and Dioratikotita. During his time on the mountain, and in collaboration with the FAME Lab, he also conducted research on the human responses under the extreme conditions of high altitude and cold. The scientific data he collected were amongst the first of their kind under such environmental conditions. For more information on the results of their research findings, you can contact Georgios or the FAME laboratory directly.

Georgios’ journey to the summit of Everest was followed live and documented by the Greek news media group Kathimerini. His personal Everest story is vividly depicted in his detailed written diary along with his photography and video footage throughout the expedition.

Chomolungma,
"Goddess Mother of the Earth".

Mount Everest is located in the Himalayan mountain range in Asia. The border between Tibet and Nepal runs at its summit. In Tibet the mountain had always been called Chomolungma, ''Goddess Mother of the Earth''. In 1856 it was officially named Everest by the Royal Geographical Society in Britain, in honour of George Everest who was the Surveyor General of India at the time. Its exact official height is 8848.86m

The first ever committed attempt to climb Everest was made in 1924, from the northern Tibetan route, by George Malory and Andrew Irvine. They were seen to arrive very close to the summit, but never returned, and to this day it remains unknown whether or not they made it. Nearly 30 years later, in 1953, Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary reached the summit of Everest from the southern Nepalese route, and became the first successful climbers to return back safely from the summit and tell their story.

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