Alexander Serafimov

Ubicación: Sofia, Bulgaria.

 

Experiencia laboral: Trabaja como guía de montaña desde 2008 y como monitor de esquí desde 2011. Lleva viajes de montaña y esquí de travesía en Bulgaria, Romania, Macedonia, Grecia, Turquía y Georgia. Co-fundador del Club de los Viajeros Bulgaria.

 

Experiencia en las montañas: Treking, esquí de travesía y BTT en la mayoría de las montañas de Bulgaria – Pirin, Rila, Vitosha, Belasitsa, Strandja, Los Rodopes y Los Balcanes. Viajes de treking y esquí de travesía en las montañas de Albania, Montenegro, Kosovo, Romania, Macedonia, Grecia, Turquía, Georgia, Croata, España, Moroco, Italia, Austria, Chile y Argentina.

 

Viajes: Algunos viajes de larga duración por España, Portugal y Moroco. Viajes de bici en alforjas. Numerosos viajes en los Balcanes y el cercano oriente. Viaje de esquí de travesía por los volcanes de Chile y partes de Argentina.

 

Intereses: viajar, explorar, esquí de travesía, BTT, treking

 

Formación:

2015 – miembro de UIMLA (Union of International Mountain Leader Associations);
2011 – Monitor de Esquí,Primer Nivel, Austria;
2010 – Monitor de esquí, Nivel A, Bulgaria (ISIA Member);
2006-2007 – Guía de Montaña certificado №000396/2009;
2001-2005 – Turismo, Universidad de Sofia.

 

Idiomas: español, ingles, ruso.

 

Contactos: para preguntas, solicitudes y comunicación en castellano

Teléfono/ whatzapp: +359 888 383 443,

Email: guias (arroba) bulguides.com

 

Aleksander Serafimov

 

Reviews for this guide:

 

Fermi Azcona, Spain:

Grup de 8 catalans , ja veterans en muntanya , que varem tenir la sort de passar 11 dies amb l’Alex per les muntanyes de Rila , Pirin i Rodopes. Una molt bona experiencia que va ser gratificant tan en l’aspecte muntanyenc , com en la descoberta de aquestes parts de Bulgaria.
Segurament el proper any , tornem a contactar amb ell per anar a altres zones ( Georgia , mes Balcans, etc, ) i poguer gaudir de la seva experiencia i alegria.
Salut ¡¡


Ski touring in the Pirin mountains near Bansko:

I recently had a great 2 days ski touring in the Pirin mountains with Bulguides. I decided to do a couple of days in the mountains while my girlfriend took ski lessons in the resort of Bansko. Being a keen downhill skier and mountaineer I had some of the skills needed but wanted an introduction to touring. I contacted Lyuben through his website and he put me in touch with Alexander. We discussed my ambitions and ability level and came up with a suitable plan; 2 single-day trips into the mountains to the East and West of Bansko. First impressions on meeting in Bansko were good; Alex was amiable, knowledgeable and articulate. Before setting off we went through an intro to the equipment and basic ski-touring techniques. While completing the route Alex instructed on various further techniques and equipment issues. Alex conducted a dynamic assessment of the conditions, route options and team performance, which he relayed to me and was valuable for my learning. We bagged the peak of Bezbog which was great, then skied down a different route on great snow through trees to the Bezbog hut for a coffee, before skiing down to finish off the day. On day two we skinned SSW from the Bansko ski area up the valley past the Vihren hut, then bagged a peak just South of Vihren. The descent was great with variable snow conditions ranging from icy to crust to awesome powder. Again this objective was well judged in terms of level of exertion, level of skiing skill required and length of the day. Having a local guide was really useful in terms of instruction, interpretation of weather and snow conditions, knowledge of routes, interacting with locals and transport. Another major consideration is touring kit hire, which is difficult to arrange in Bulgaria but Alex worked hard to source some great kit to suit me. Overall I was very pleased with the whole package and would highly recommend using Bulguides and Alex in particular.