Ivo Stoilkov has been leading ski touring, hiking, snowshoeing and ice climbing trips for nearly two decades now. During the summer his main activity is hiking trips around the Balkans. In the winter he guides clients in Bulgaria, Albania, Macedonia, Romania, Turkey, and Georgia mainly for ski touring. High ranges of the world are his big passion and he has been with groups to many countries including India, Nepal, Argentina, Chile, Morocco, Egypt, and Jordan. He has climbed Mont Blanc, Toubkal, Mera peak and Aconcagua.
Languages: English, German, French, Russian and Bulgarian
He has been in the winter and summer mountains since he is very young. Apart from Bulgarian mountains, he has independent climbings in the Alps, Dolomites, Caucasus, Albania, Monte Negro, Greece, Macedonia, Romania, Slovenia, Turkey, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania. Being very active in back-country/ski mountaineering in the last more than 10 years, this has become his biggest passion. He has taken part in several self-organized ski-tours/expedition in the Alps, Norway, Canada, and Alaska. Chief editor of Skiing the Balkans book. In 2017, he decided to turn his hobby into a profession and got a diploma for Mountain leader. He is a UIMLA member. Instructor in several avalanche courses. Participated as a “safety crew” in many summer and winter mountain competitions.
Languages: English and Bulgarian