Location: Sofia, Bulgaria.
Professional experience: Works as a mountain guide since 2012, mostly with English speaking and Spanish speaking visitors. Dimitar is also a professional marine ecologist with a wide background in biology and ecology.
Experience in the mountains: Spends his time mostly in the Bulgarian mountains : Pirin, Rila, Vitosha and the Balkan ranges, but loves to explore new winter destinations, far South and North.
Travel experience: Travel experience in the Balkan peninsula region – Greece, Turkey, Albania, Kosovo, Macedonia; ski trips to Patagonia – Chile and Argentina; backcountry ski trips to Northern Norway (Troms, Senja). Extensive ski travel experience in the Alps – Austria, Italy, Switzerland, France, and Georgia ( Guaduri and Svaneti).
Interests: backcountry skiing and ski touring, freeride, mountain trekking and exploration, mountain biking, biodiversity and botany, scuba diving expeditions, mountain and underwater photography.
2018 – Bulgarian ski guide qualification;
2015 – present – Mountain rescuer, member of Sofia Mountain Rescue Service squad;
2013-present – BEFSA Avalanche safety courses instructor;
2013– PADI Rescue Diver;
2013 – PhD in Marine Ecology
2010 – Bulgarian Mountain guide qualification, Т-РД-17-41/16.7.2018 ;
2000 -Driving license, active driver.
Languages: English, Spanish.
Reviews for this guide:
Roberto Oviedo Pérez, Spain:
Guía muy profesional, en muy buen estado de forma. Lo que te permite disfrutar de rutas de larga duración.
Conocedor de la biodiversidad y la toponimia de los montes búlgaros.
Un placer haber compartido una semana de trekking.
Author: Lyuben Grancharov
“The World is a book and those who do not travel read only a page” (Augustine of Hippo). I enjoy filling up the page, called “Bulgaria”, both working as a guide and writing about the mountains of Bulgaria on this blog.