Mount Olympus search off as missing climbers make contact

Three climbers who had gone missing on Mount Olympus on Sunday were said to be safe and well on Monday.

A search for the mountaineers had been launched on Sunday as weather conditions deteriorated and there was no answer on their mobile phones.

However, it emerged on Monday that the three men had managed to get themselves to a mountain refuge on Sunday but there was no mobile phone coverage in the area.

They spoke with relatives on Monday morning and informed them that they were making their way back down the mountain.