After a first visit in 2002, Carl Dawson has climbed and walked extensively on the mountains of Kalymnos. He and his wife, Ruth, are Greek residents and now share their time between Holmfirth in Yorkshire and Armeos in Kalymnos.
Carl has walked and climbed since the 1960s. After early adventures on the hills, he has completed several classic British walks - from the Cuillin Ridge to The Coast To Coast long-distance footpath - and has cherry-picked from many other mountain areas. He has also visited many European crags and has climbed sport routes up to 8a.
Carl has edited several British climbing guidebooks and has contributed to the climbing guidebooks to Kalymnos. This book, however, grew from a strong belief that the old trails of Kalymnos deserve preserving, and their descriptions here are one way to help achieve this.