Bulgarian Atanas Skatov Who Climbed Everest Expected to Return to Base Camp
The Bulgarian Atanas Skatov, who reached the summit of Mount Everest on 22nd of May for the second time and began his descent from the top, is expected to return to the base camp...
The Bulgarian Atanas Skatov, who reached the summit of Mount Everest on 22nd of May for the second time and began his descent from the top, is expected to return to the base camp. Skatov set foot on the top of the world after 10 hours of transition.
"We arrived at the camp! Everything is OK," was a message that he sent through the satellite transmitter at about 7:30 on 21st of May.
This is his second ascent to Everest, and this time Skatov climbed the mountain via the classic South Col route. The Bulgarian mountaineer made the successful ascent only six days after he successfully climbed Lhotse and without going down to a base camp.
Atanas Skatov's original intention was to attempt the Lhotse-Everest traverse, within 24 hours, but the very strong wind thwarted his plans.
For the time being, there is still no connection with the climber because the battery of his satellite phone is exhausted.
Skatov is one of nearly 800 mountaineers who are heading to the world’s highest mountain this year. However, it showed itself as extremely hazardous this season as four people died over the past weekend in an attempt to climb it, including an American, an Australian, a Slovak, and an Indian.