Prominent Bulgarian economist Vladimir Karolev, who disappeared on May 9 under the Todorka peak in Pirin Mountain, was found on May 10 a little after midnight, the Mountain Rescue Service in Bansko told BNR-Radio Blagoevgrad. Karolev was found in a critical condition near Zhabeshko Lake. He was unconscious and carried down the mountain by the mountain rescuers.
On February 27 and 28 the best skiers in the world will compete in Bansko twice in giant slalom (GS).
The track is "Banderitsa", the starting time of the reces on both days is 11.00 and 14.00 local time. The best skiers on the planet will come to Bansko directly from the world championship in Cortina D'Ampezzo (February 8-20).
The national weather service forecasts another day when the temperatures will be rather spring-like than typical of the winter, between 13°-18°C. It will be predominantly sunny, with high broken cloudiness, but occasional rains are expected in some regions, as thunderstorms are possible again in southeastern parts of the country by midnight. Light to moderate southeastern wind.
Another accident in the mountains. An avalanche buried and killed a skier in Pirin. The tragic incident happened around 11:15 today.
The victim is 19 years old. The freerider was with an older man who was an experienced mountaineer. During the descent in one of the gutters of Todorka an avalanche fell, which buried the boy.