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Atanas Skatov was a Bulgarian mountaineer, vegan, agronomist, in plant protection, entomologist, and ecologist.
He fell to his death during an expedition on Pakistan’s K2, his team said Friday, the second person to die on the world’s second-highest mountain in weeks.
He was 42 years old.
Atanas Skatov Died During Expedition on K2
Seven Summit Treks — a trekking company leading the expedition — said Atanas Skatov, 42, fell as he was changing ropes during his descent to basecamp.
“[It] seems some errors occurred and he fell down. We had fixed the mountain with new ropes” which were not broken, Seven Summit Treks said in a statement.
A third climber — Russian-American Alex Goldfarb — also died on a nearby mountain during an acclimatising mission ahead of a bid to scale Broad Peak in January.
Skatov’s death comes just weeks after a team of Nepali climbers made history on K2 when they became the first to scale it in winter.
On 24 May 2014, he became the first known vegan to ascend Everest. He was attempting to become the first known vegan to summit the 14 highest summits on Earth and has successfully reached the top of 10 of them: Everest (north and south routes), Manaslu, Annapurna, Makalu, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Kangchenjunga, Gasherbrum I, Gasherbrum II, and Dhaulagiri.
On 20 June 2017, Atanas Skatov ascended solo in alpine style Denali peak in Alaska and became the first Bulgarian and the world’s first vegan to climb successfully the Seven Summits.
The Alpine Club of Pakistan also confirmed the incident, saying his body later recovered and flown by a Pakistani military helicopter to the nearby city of Skardu.
“We pay homage to the strength and spirit of our climber — his feat and his relentless will to (reach) the top will never be forgotten!” the Bulgarian foreign ministry said in a statement.