keep steady or climbing mont blanc

  To be honest, Mont Blanc wasn’t in my plans of peaks to tackle. After Kilimanjaro in 2014, it was a toss-up between it and Elbrus and I chose the latter, which I climbed in August 2016. But a friend of mine asked me to try it together for his birthday so we started making …

not an ordinary morning

  Back at the end of July we headed to the little town of Kromidovo (near the border with Greece) to celebrate my buddy Metodi’s birthday. It’s a beautiful little village nestled at the foot of the mighty Pirin mountain and offers a nice break from the sometimes crazy Sofia. Not being a drinker, I …

pushing through or climbing elbrus

  After climbing Kilimanjaro in 2014, the supposedly easiest of the 7 summits, I started thinking about potentially tackling some of the remaining ones. This is a daunting (not to mention costly!) task and I’m not quite sure whether I’ve completely settled on it, but I figured it’s worth trying out Elbrus, which ranks as …

all is well in the rhodope

  The Rhodope mountains have always had a certain magnetic appeal to me. Unlike other mountains in Bulgaria that are known for their high peaks, rocky climbs or great winter sports opportunities (so much that we’ve even had people very likely set fires on purpose to clear out forests for future ski runs…), the Rhodope …

the isle of skye

I recently came across this incredible video and was reminded of the amazing week we spent in Scotland last August. I realized I’d only gotten one post up and that I had a lot more photos to share. So with a slight (ha!) delay of about a year, here’s the second batch of memories, this …

mountain at my gates

  Now that the doctors confirmed my suspicion that my knee is all good again (yes!), I felt like doing some climbing this past weekend. So we headed towards Rila and more specifically Maliovitza peak. I used to ski here when I was a kid (and afterwards as well) so I’ve admired it for a …

search for meaning in the nepal himalaya

  *** Update: Less than a week after we returned from Nepal, the 7.9 earthquake struck… what a disaster! We’re all lucky, but also really saddened by the news of this tragedy that is still unfolding in Nepal. Even the news that my post will be featured by WordPress is bittersweet, the upside of which …

serengeti national park

  Serengeti has to be one of the most famous (if not the the most famous) wildlife preserves in the world. And with good reason — what you can see within just a couple of days is hard to believe and be matched. From the wildebeest migration with its staggering 1.5 million animals to the …

interstellar on earth

  I hope by this point many of you would have seen Nolan’s Interstellar, that would save me a whole lot of explanation and make this post easier to understand… In case the answer is no, you really should as it’s an amazing piece of cinema that raises a lot of questions in one’s mind, …