Location: Sofia, Bulgaria.
Professional experience: Eduard has been in love with nature ever since he was a child. He explores and discovers tracks and paths walking, skiing or cycling. Mountains are his passion. He loves being in the wild. His meetings with people in villages, their stories, the knowledge, and the experience accumulated over time is gladly shared by him with everyone who has an impulse to travel.
Eduard is inviting you too on a journey through breathtaking mountains, villages and towns. A journey with emotions and experiences within the endlessly beautiful spots of his native Bulgaria.
He is an aeronautical engineer with a long experience in aviation. Decided to make his hobby a second profession in 2013 when he enrolled in a course in mountain guiding.
Experience in the mountains: Leading travellers in Bulgarian mountains, taking part of annual mountain cleaning actions, helping hut keepers for long terms, working on shifts as a hut keeper at Kikish Shelter in Vitosha Mountain, founding forgotten trails in Osogovo Mountain as part of an NGO project.
Travel experience: Travelling with bike to far destinations, practising Aikido in Japan, been to South Africa, and France to ski.
Interests: Hiking, mountain biking, ski touring, paragliding, martial arts, playing guitar.
2014 – Mountain Leader Award, Mountains and People Association, Certificate No. 019736/2015; Registered in the National Tourist Registry under Т-РД-17-2/20.01.2017
2007 – Master degree in aeronautical engineering
1998 – Driving licence, active driver since then
Reviews for this guide:
I hike to Musala with Eddy a week ago and I had a wonderful time. He is smart and very knowledgeable in all topics related to hiking in the mountains, which added much value to the journey.
He is safety minded and I felt very good following his instructions going over wet snow or more exposed sections of the trail.
He adapted the pace to my level of fitness and took break as needed.
The Rila mountains are very beautiful! They are worth seeing from up close!
I enthusiastically recommend Eddy as a mountain guide!
My boyfriend and I had a fabulous day snowshoeing in the sunshine with Edi on Vitosha! Edi was very friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. It was a new experience for us both and highly recommended for anyone that loves getting away from the busy city life (we live in London!)
With quite a big group of 14 people, we had a perfect time up there in the Rilla mountains. Thanks to Eduard everything was great, the trip was smooth and fun. With a patience and sense for people, he managed the rhythm to various needs and characters :). It was as we know each other for a long time. Nature there is really beautiful. Worth to feel it.
We had 5 great days in the montains thanks to the guides who always kept their smile even if we didn’t because of the hard climbing, they nicely looked after us and were pleased to answer our questions. We couldn’t have made it without them, they were the key of our journey because after a sportive day, while we were having a rest, they were dealing with the showers, the food, etc. They succesfully accomplished their job. Thank you.