Lecturer from the UNWE Climbed the Highest Peak in Europe

In the end of July the lecturer from the Marketing and Strategic Planning Department Chief Assist. Dr. Hristo Ivanov climbed successfully Mount Elbrus (5642 m) – the highest peak of continental Europe.

Chief Assist. Dr. Hristo Ivanov on Mount Elbrus

Mount Elbrus is situated at the boundary between Europe and Asia on the territory of the Republic of Kabardino-Balkaria in the Russian Federation and it is part of the Great Caucasus mountain range. Mount Elbrus is inactive volcano crater covered with snow and glaciers throughout the year and it attracts alpinists and mountaineers from all over the world.

Hristo is a keen mountaineer and he has prepared to climb Mount Elbrus for months. In the beginning of the summer he left for Turkey where the conditions for his final training were more appropriate. On 27 July he left for Russia with two Bulgarians to join the specially organized tourist group having an intention to climb Mount Elbrus. The group members were from the UK, Ireland, Germany, Netherlands, USA, Romania and Bulgaria.

Hristo and the rest of the group members who climbed Mount Elbrus 

The UNWE lecturer in the foot of Mount Elbrus

After two days of altitude acclimatization in the feet of Mount Elbrus the weather was favourable so on the night of 31 July at 2.00 a.m. Hristo and the group accompanied by local mountain guides began the climbing to Mount Elbrus. At 9.30 a.m., after seven hours of hard climbing, Hristo and the rest group members conquered successfully Mount Elbrus.

Participants in the climbing

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