Russian Mt Athos climber found safe and sound

Russian Mt Athos climber found safe and sound

A 55-year-old Russian national reported missing last Thursday after embarking on a climb of Mount Athos in northern Greece with a group of other mountaineering enthusiasts was found on Saturday safe and in good health.

During their climb on Thursday, the group of climbers had stopped at a mountain shelter at an altitude of 1,500 meters for a rest before continuing but the 55-year-old had stayed behind.

When they returned to the shelter the 55-year-old was gone.

A search was launched but eventually the 55-year-old was found at the port of Ouranoupoli.

He told police he had gotten confused and taken the ferry there from Dafni, the port at Mount Athos.

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