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Bulgarian mountaineer fell to his death during an expedition on Pakistan’s K2

The Bulgarian Atanas Skatov died after suffering a significant fall when he descended to Camp 3 K2, after a night with very bad weather conditions.

“[It] seems some errors occurred and he fell down. We had fixed the mountain with new ropes” which were not broken, the trekking company said in a statement.

Pakistan has expressed heartfelt condolence on the death of the climber.

Foreign Office spokesperson in a tweet said, “Our heartfelt condolences to the Govt. of Bulgaria & the family and friends of Atlantas Georgie Skatov, who died today during #K2 expedition. Admiring his courage, our thoughts and prayers are with his family”.

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