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.
My friends and me went ski touring in February 2019 on Mt.Musala and other hills, with great guide Mitko! Mitko was safety conscious and super friendly and definitely is one of best guides we have ever met in our guided tours.
We also have very good snow conditions! Bulgaria and Mitko, we will be back! :):)