West Ridge and Traverse:
the first steps in the
Bulgarian National Everest Expedition in 1984
consisted of Avram Avramov (leader), Christo
Prodanov (deputy leader), Ognyan Baldjiski,
Dr. Stayko Kulaksazov, Stefan Kaloyanov,
Metodi Savov, Milan Ognyanov, Dimitar Bardarev,
Slavi Dermendjiev, Trifon Djambazov, Kantcho
Dolapchiev, Kiril Doskov, Todor Grigorov,
Lyubomir Iliev, Georgi Imov, Kostas Kanidis,
Zapryan Khorozov, Nikolay Petkov, Stamen
Stanimirov, Dinko Tomov, Petko Totev, Ivan
Valtchev, Doychin Vasilev, Lyudmil Yankov. The
whole team reached Base Camp on March 18.
A particularly dry winter with little snow eased the
work of establishing camps and eliminated avalanche
was established at 6050 meters on March 21. Camp 2 at
6770 meters on March 27 and Camp 3 at 7170 meters on
April 3. Because of gale winds, they dug a snow cave
large enough for 15 climbers at Camp 2 and for 6
climbers at Camp 3. After some days of bad weather, on
April 5, two teams of seven Bulgarians and seven Sherpas
set out. On April 18 and Sherpa Chowang Ringie
established Camp 4 at 7520 meters. On the
following day at 2:30 P. M. they got to the
site of Camp 5 at 8120 meters and set up camp.
Djambazov, Kanidis and Tomov completed
establishment of Camp 4 and remained there to
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