The Everest shelter, as seen from the ridge en route to the summit of Moussala. The swerving path (lower left corner) leads to a particularly rugged part covered in large rocks. From here the slope increases substantially toward the summit, an hour away. Ledenoto Ezero, Icy Lake to the right.
A 30-year old blind Bulgarian man, Svetoslav Dimitrov, has scaled the summit of Mount Moussala in Rila Mountain, the highest peak in Bulgaria and Southeastern Europe at 2925 metres, the Bulgarian National Radio (BNR) said on July 21 2009.
Upon climbing the summit, the ecstatic man exclaimed that this was "the greatest achievement in his life".
The psychology graduate, along with nine other people who suffer from different degrees of blindness, climbed the summit accompanied by mentors from the Vaya Sports Club in the seaside town of Bourgas.
They have climbed seven other peaks before their ascend on Moussala and have vowed that their next objective is to climb the pride of the Pirin range and Bulgaria's second-highest summit, Vihren.