West Ridge and Traverse:
four Bulgarians performed the second traverse
of Everest up the west ridge and down the
southeast. Their route was partially new since
they had climbed the west ridge proper and not
the Hornbein Couloir. This traverse would have
been impossible without the generous help of
the Indian expedition on the normal route,
which offered tents, oxygen, food and even
medicine. Savov suffered frostbite and
evacuated from Base Camp. Valtchev healed in
the Indian camps and Base Camp and suffered no
1997 (May 20) Doychin Vasilev reached the
summit (267 ascent) from the north as a
member of the International Commercial
Expedition led by A. de Choudens (France) with
the Russians and the Kazakhs D. Grekov, K.
Farafonov, S. Lavrov, D. Mouraviev, L. Savina
(f), D. Sobolev.
by Peter Atanasov Editor of Bulgarian mountain
journal "Na Raba", Speaker of the
Federation of the Bulgarian Alpine Clubs,
Member of the Expedition Commission of the
and Lhotse from the east (from the slopes of
– photo by Doychin Vasilev
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