Podcast in English
Bulgarian National Radio © 2022 All Rights Reserved

Atanas Skatov conquers Gasherbrum II peak

Photo: courtesy of Atanas Skatov

Bulgarian climber Atanas Skatov climbed Gasherbrum II peak (8,035 m.) in Karakorum Mountain, Pakistan.

This is the ninth eight-thousander conquered by the 41-year old Bulgarian climber, and his third for this season. On 15 May he climbed the world’s third tallest peak Kangchenjunga (8,586 m.), and on 12 July – Gasherbrum I (8,080 m.).

Atanas Skatov’s aim is to attain the so-called Crown of the Himalayas, bestowed on climbers who have conquered all 14 eight-thousanders on the planet. So far he has climbed 9.  

Listen to the daily news from Bulgaria presented in "Bulgaria Today" podcast, available in Spotify.

More from category

Stevo Pendarovski

North Macedonia President Pendarovski: We need broader European solidarity

The President of the Republic of North Macedonia Stevo Pendarovski congratulated Azerbaijan, Bulgaria and Greece which are helping connect the entire region. At the ceremony in Sofia for the official launch of the Greece-Bulgaria gas..

published on 10/1/22 5:39 PM
Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic

Serbia’s President Vucic says he hopes to see a Bulgaria-Serbia interconnector celebrated in 2023

The President of Serbia Aleksandar Vucic congratulated Bulgaria and Greece on the successful completion of the Greece-Bulgaria gas interconnector at the ceremony for its official launch in Sofia . In Aleksandar Vucic’s words, at the beginning..

published on 10/1/22 4:34 PM

Group hunting season for wild boar and small game opens in Bulgaria

The season for group hunting of wild boar and small wild game is now open and will continue until the second Sunday of January, 2023. Every year the individual and group hunting of small local and game birds takes place on Saturday, Sunday and..

published on 10/1/22 3:55 PM