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We transfer to Bodrost area above the town of Blagoevgrad. Our starting point is the top station of the gondola (2100m) to the Ismailitsa peak (2409m). After 30 minutes, we reach the top. The descent from here to the bottom station of the gondola is about 1000 m. After taking up the gondola again, we climb the next peak on the ridge – Rusalia (2387m). In an hour time we reach the summit and we ski all the way down to the bottom station of the lift. Overnight in a hotel or a hut. Total climbing time:1,5 hours and 700 m D+// Descent: total of 2000m.
Our starting point today is the Kartala ski area. After 3 hours of skinning up we reach the Makedonia hut (2166m). After having lunch we head to Angelov peak (2641m). Skiing down to the hut and overnight there. Total climbing time: 4-4,5 hours and 900m D+
There are several peaks around Makedonia hut with different exposure, like the Metchi peak (2474m) or the Kukov Kamuk (2411m), among others. All of them offer great ski descents according to the snow conditions.
I am an IFMGA Guide and have been working as an independent guide since 1994. I guide trekking groups worldwide: Alps, Himalayas, Carpathians, the mountains of Turkey, Greece and Macedonia and others. I did numerous ascents in the Alps and peaks over 4000 m. (over 30 ascents of Mont Blanc, peaks of the Monte Rosa range, Gran Paradiso, Grandes Jorasses, Mаtterhorn, Bar, Dome Des Ecrins etc), Caucasus, Pamir and others.
I was the leader of ski expeditions to Mera Peak, Saribung, Larkye Peak /first ski descent/alpine expeditions to Ama Dablam, Island Peak (Nepal), ski groups to India, the Austrian, French and Italian Alps, Turkey, Macedonia, Greece.
I have been guiding trekking, climbing and ski touring groups in Bulgaria and abroad for Club Aventure, ZigZag, Atalant, TopSki (France), Exodus (UK), SNP (The Netherlands), Lapoint and others. I did first ascents in the Bulgarian and Turkish mountains, numerous first ski descents. I participated in numerous Bulgarian first ascents worldwide. I'm an instructor at Maljovitza Mountain School and “Mountains and People” Association. I was the technical director of the “Shared Peaks” project in 2007 and 2009.
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