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EverestHistory.com: Nikolay Petkov


Nikolay Petkov, Bulgarian climber who ascended Everest in 1984 via West Ridge

 

Date of Birth: 11 November 1958, Smolian, Bulgaria.

Occupation: Electrical Engineer, Software specialist.

Doctor of Sciences (Electrical Machines).

Оccupation: CompuMotor Company, Sofia, Bulgaria.

Children: Irina, Martin and Peter

 

Climbing Experience over the world:

1980 - Shelda (4320 m) in Caucasus, new route,

1982, winter - North Face of Matterhorn (4478 m), Swiss Alps,

1983, winter - Elbrus (5642 m), Caucasus,

1983, 1985 - Peak Lenin (nowadays Peak Kaufman, 7134 m), Pamir,

1983 - Peak Kommunismus (nowadays Peak Garmo, 7495 m), Pamir,

1984, 9 May - Mount Everest 8848 m, via West Ridge (Slovenian route),

1984 - "Cassin-Rati" on Cima Ovest di Lavaredo Dolomites,

1984 - Directe Americaine in 10 hours, Petit Dru 3732 m, French Alps,

1985, winter - North Face of Eiger (3975 m) in Swiss Alps,

1986 - South Face of Peak Kommunismus (nowadays Peak Garmo, 7495 m), Pamir,

1987 - Volnaya Ispania Peak, Elbrus in Caucasus,

1987 - Island peak (6200 m), Himalayas,

1987 - Aconcagua (6960 m), Andes,

1988 - French Route on South Face of Aconcagua (6960 m), Andes,

1988 - Mount McKinley (6194 m), Alaska,

1991 - Fitz Roy (3441 m), Patagonian Andes,

1991 - Kilimanjaro (5834),

1991, December 18-20 - new route (VII UIAA) on the South Face of Batian, Mount Kenya (5199 m),

1992 - Karstenz (or Irian Jaja, 5140 m), New Guinea,

1993 - "Bonnati-Ghigo" on Grand Capucin, French Alps,

1993 – “Bonnati” on Petit Dru, French Alps,

1994 – Freney in Mont Blanc Massive, French Alps,

1995 - Aiguille Dibona (6c) in Oissans, French Alps,

1996 – Huascaran South (6768 m) in Cordilera Blanca,

1996 - "Comici-Dimai" on Cima Grande di Lavaredo, Dolomites,

1996 - "Tempi Moderni" on Marmolada, Dolomites,

1997 - Dhaulagiri (8167 m)

1998 - "Slovenian Route" on Nameless Trango Tower (6257 m), Karakoram,

1998 - Khan Tengri (6995 or 7010 m), Tien Shan,

 2000 – “Anuk” on Petit Jorssess, French Alps,

2000 - "Comici-Dimai" on Cima Grande di Lavaredo, Dolomites,

2001 – a leader of the Bulgarian national Broad Peak Expedition,

2002 – “Filippe-Flamm” on NW face of  Chiveta, Dolomites,

2002 – New route on Comanche Ridge in Grand Canyon (USA),

1999-2002 –.

 

Climbing Experience in Bulgaria

1973 - First climbs with friend from school Ivan Maslarov (at the present time - a president of the Federation of the Bulgarian alpine clubs, since 2002).

Almost all routes in Rila, Pirin and Vratza in summer.

All routes on the North face of Maliovica - Rila (some of them – first winter ascents).

All routes on the North face of Vihren (Pirin) in winter.

A lot of first free ascents in Rila and Vratza.

A lot of sport climbing routes in Lakatnik and Vratza.

In the late 70-s and early 80-s Nikolay, Ivan Maslarov, Kiril Doskov,

Lubomir Iliev, Dimitar Natchev and others introduced in Bulgaria the new style of free climbing.

 
Altitech2: Digital Altimeter, Barometer, Compass and Thermometer. Time/Date/Alarms. Chronograph with 24 hour working range. Timer with stop, repeat and up function. Rotating Bezel. Leveling bubble. Carabiner latch. E.L. 3 second backlight. Water resistant. 4" x 2-1/4" x 3/4" 2 oz. Requires 1 CR2032 battery. See more here.
 




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