Born in May 1962 and having created a beautiful family with his wife Kalliopi Koni. The second generation is consisted by Violeta and John , while a third generation has started with a granddaughter named Iris.
Concerning his enterprise career , in 1976 he founded the electric household appliances under his name "SYKARIS", with 28 points of sales, 400 employees and a turnover of 60 million euros per year. He was the owner of the company till 2006.
From 2006 he is the CEO of the Real Estate and Energy supplier company ALPI S.A.. From 1991 he is member of the Greek Mountain climbers Association (SEO) as well as member of the Greek Federation of Climbing ( ΕΟΟΑ). He is also member of the Team 100 Mentors, the board of the Blue Kedrow (Blue Cedar) AEEAP, as well as speaker to Companies, Universities, events and on the TEDx (Inspirational – Motivational speaker) and Good Will Ambassador of the Avgouleas-Linardatos educational institute.
He is the only Greek climber having reached five (5) of the fourteen (14) over 8Kms high peaks on Earth (Grand Slam).
Everest 8.848m – Kangchenjunga 8.586m – Manaslu 8.163m – Lhotse 8.516m -Annapurna 8.091m
Finally he was the only Greek climber in the International Winter Expedition 2020/21 on the K2 , 8611m (7450m).
1990 - present time
31 years Mountaineering and climbing, 63 mountaineering expeditions around the world. 591 mountaineering and climbing routes in Greece and abroad.
- 18 countries: Greece, Switzerland, France, Nepal, China, Peru, Tajikistan, Iran, Kenya, Tanzania, Tibet, Argentina, Canada, Italy, Morocco, Albania, Georgia, Pakistan.
- Mountain Ranges: Himalaya, Andes, Alps, Canadian Rocky Mountains, Pamirs
- Head of mountaineering expeditions
- Everest 8.848m Νepal
- Kangchenjunka 8.586m Νepal
- Manaslu 8.163m Νepal
- Dhaulagiri 8.167m Νepal
- Pumori 7.161m Nepal
- Lenin 7.134m Tajikistan
- Aconcagua 6.960m Argentina
- Noigin Kangsank 7.206m Tibet
- Huascaran 6.768m Peru
- Annapurna 8.091m Νεπάλ
- 63 Mountaineering expeditions around the world
- 591 mountaineering and climbing routes in Greece and abroad
- ALPS , successful mountaineering on 54 peaks with height over 4000 m - 48 peaks over 3000m - 27 peaks over 2000 m.
Awards and Distinction from the Athletics General Secretariat and from the Climbing and mountaineering Federation, for :
- Everest 8.848m, Kangchenjunga 8.586m, Manaslu 8.163m, Pumori 7.161m, Kenya 5.199m (opening of a new climbing route), Lhotse 8.516m
- 15 Marathon races
- 11 completions of the Classic Athens Marathon race (42 Km)
- 4 completions of Paris, Malaga, Barcelona, Pisa (42 Km)
- Best time (Malaga 2015) : 3.45’
- 33 completions in bicycle races Brevets, 200 Km, 300 Km, 400 Km, 600 Km, 1000 Km
- 2015, completion in 76 hours nonstop on the bicycle race Paris-Brest-Paris (1230 Km)
- 150 Races up to 21 km in Greece
- Cross fit - 2016 First Greek participation in the Milan finals for over 50 years olds.