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Elderly Climber Saved from Freezing in Pirin Mountain

Source: Sofia News Agency (
Published Date: 06 Sep 2007

Rescue workers discovered near the Fish lake in the Pirin mountain a 65-year-old man, who was exhausted and on the verge of freezing.

The man, identified as Nikolay Kolev, has been rushed to a hospital in Pirin resort of Bansko.

Temperatures dropped sharply at the beginning of September with highs standing at 21-26C and lows hitting 9C. The first week of the month brought rain showers in western and northern Bulgaria, accompanied by thunderstorms.

The Rescue Service issued a warning to climbers to restrain from hitting the highest parts of the mountains.