“My snowboarding summits”, Vladimir Pavlov, Bulgaria
With more than 25 years of experience in mountaineering and extreme snowboarding, Vladimir is one of the pioneers in the sport in Bulgaria. Snowboarding in the local ranges, Alps, Dolomites, Caucasus, Alborz, Pamir and the Himalayas, his eyes and dreams have always been pointed up, towards higher summits and bigger challenges. Amongst many of his winter adventures and accomplishments, Vladimir has snowboarded Mont Blanc 4810m, he also has a winter ascent and descent of the highest peak of Middle East located in Iran – Mt. Damavand (5671m). In July 2017 starting from the summit, he snowboarded the North face of Peak Lenin 7134m. in Pamir, Kyrgyzstan and on September 26th 2019 he became the first Bulgarian to snowboard (or ski) from an eight-thousander, making a historic descent from top of Manaslu 8163m to above Base Camp at 5000m without using oxygen for the ride.