Hellenic Federation of Mountaineering and Climbing

Construction and equipment

For equipment, taxonomy and archival services, and for an interior reconfiguration to create the Federation’s new library. 

The Federation plans to create a research library/exhibition center that will be open to the general public. About 15,000 items, including many rare and out-of-print books and other artifacts, will be stored in the new library, which will be the only one of its kind in Greece.

The Hellenic Federation of Mountaineering and Climbing was established in 1930 with the mission of promoting the sport of mountain-climbing and mountain-skiing — both for competitive purposes and as a hobby.  It has 92 associations and over 30,000 mountain-climbers and athletes under its auspices.  The Federation runs various educational programs to inform athletes and the general public about the sports of mountaineering and climbing and has produced a variety of publications on mountaineering and the environmental characteristics of mountains in Greece and Attica. The Federation owns 10-12 mountain refuges, among the best in the country, which can each host about 20 to 150 people.

This grant is dedicated in memory of the late Constantine S. Niarchos - the first Greek National to climb Mt. Everest.