(Nikolay Petkov and Ivan Maslarov)
With the friends from our
Alpine Club "Planinec" we planed make an expedition to Dhaulagiri. The first
step was to choose ..., so we flew to Nepal.
The tour around Dhaulagiri was very interesting for me and Ivan Maslarov - we visited places and met people, forgotten by God.
Unfortunately, we didn't realize our ideas for an alpine expedition...
The Normal Route, 1997
(Nikolay Petkov and Tontcho Tontchev)
In the autumn of 1997 we
(Tontcho Tontchev, Vl. Tchorbadjiiski and Nik), established our base camp in the Hidden
Valley and did a fast attack to the Normal Route of Dhaulagiri without using any fixed
ropes and oxigenium. Our expedition was the first in this area for the season. We were
acclimatized on Hongde Peak, about 6000m. Tontcho was on the top on 24 September, after
two Spanish mountaineers, next day was Nikolay's turn.
The other goal was Anapurna's Normal Route, so we went down the village Marfa. Our luggage was blocked by snow in the Hidden Valley and we had to wait for it about ten days. It was evident that the season would finish soon and Anapurna's Normal Route could be very dangerous after the snowfalls, so we took the wisest decision - to leave.
and the Bulgarian flag with the new crest.
Other climbs in the Himalayas: Everest, Ama Dablam (Island Peak)