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Broken safety rope cited as cause of death of climber Atanas Skatov

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has sent the BNR the death certificate of Atanas Skatov who was killed in a fall below K2 peak in Karakoram, Pakistan. According to the certificate issued in the region of Gilgit-Baltistan and the hospital in..

09.02.21 13:16 |
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Body of Bulgarian climber Atanas Skatov found below K2

The body of Bulgarian climber Atanas Skatov was recovered by a Pakistani army helicopter rescue mission and flown from Base Camp below K2 in the Himalayas to the nearest town in Northern Pakistan.   Skatov fell on his way down from Camp 3 to..

05.02.21 15:03 |

Bulgarian climber disappears near K-2 peak

Bulgarian mountaineer Atanas Skatov fell while descending from Camp 3 to the Base Camp after an unsuccessful night climbing of the second highest mountain on the planet - K2 (8611 m). The news has been reported on Twitter..

05.02.21 12:04 |

Mountain climber Atanas Skatov wins international peace prize

At an official ceremony in Sofia, Atanas Skatov was awarded the Torch-Bearer Prize by the organizers of the world famous international relay Peace Run. Skatov dedicated his achievements to environmental protection, to life in peace and..

05.12.20 07:05 |
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Mountaineer Atanas Skatov sets off for summit of K2

Bulgarian mountaineer Atanas Skatov is going on a climbing expedition to Karakorum Mountains at the border between Pakistan and India in an attempt to ascend K2 - the second-highest peak on the planet (after Everest). Rising at 8,611 meters above sea..

03.12.20 09:15 |
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Bulgarian mountaineer Skatov has conquered his tenth eight-thousander

Mountaineer Atanas Skatov has successfully climbed Dhaulagiri Peak in the Himalayas. The peak is 8127 meters high and is the tenth eight-thousander conquered by Skatov. Earlier this year he climbed three more of the highest peaks on the planet -..

03.10.19 15:00 |

Atanas Skatov conquers Gasherbrum II peak

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..

18.07.19 09:53 |

Bulgarian climber Ivan Tomov scales Mt. Lhotse

Bulgarian climber Ivan Tomov scaled the fourth highest peak in the world – Lhotse (8516 m.) at 9.40 local time with Russian climber Nastya Runova, and without additional oxygen or help from Sherpas. At the end of September 2017 Tomov climbed..

16.05.19 16:24 |

Alpine climber Atanas Skatov on vicissitudes and choices in life

Atanas Skatov who climbed the sixth highest peak on the planet Cho Oyu ( 8201 m) without supplemental oxygen has received the Golden Bulgaria badge for Best Athlete of May In 2017, following a solo climbing of the highest peak in North..

23.06.18 10:30 |

A day in pictures

Today, around 06.00 hours local time, alpinist Atanas Skatov climbed for the second time on Mount Everest from the southern edge. His first climbing was on May 24, 2014, reaching the peak from the Northern side of the Himalayas (Tibet). No..

22.05.17 10:56 |