When I began snowboarding there were only a handful of riders and the sport was just emerging. We experimented with cutting snowboards, adjusting old boots, and revamping bindings. There were no concepts of powder days and first lines, just pure fun and all the snow in the world.
Things slowly began getting more serious I started gaining more and more experience and looking deeper into the mountains. I found new possibilities, new lines, tons of snow and many laughs. The mountains taught me to enjoy having less than what I need, to move lightly, leaving a gentle a trace as possible and to treasure the warmth of a friend. But they also told me the tale of responsibility, error and consequence.
My passion for the mountains led me to the Himalayas in 1994 and I was enchanted by their peaks and beauty. Slowly I began exploring the mountains in summer and discovered the art of climbing. So I started looking at things professionally and now hold a Snowboard Instructor qualification Level “3” and international ISIA , a Professional Mountain Leader UIMLA qualification and in 2009 became the first Bulgarian Splitboard Guide. From 2016 I hold International MIAS qualification – MBL2 – Mountain Bike Leader Award.
Mountain Guide / Snowboard Instructor
My love with snowboarding and riding white peaks far from the resorts and crowds made me want to spend more and more time in the mountains during both winter and summer months. I started rock climbing and mountain biking when there was a lack of snow. During the summertime, I also find pleasure exploring distant Greek islands on a sea kayak. After years of experience and numerous unforgettable moments, I decided that I want to turn the mountains into more than a hobby and become a mountain guide. Currently I am a certified Mountain Leader UIMLA qualification and I hold level “1” Snowboard Instructor qualification.