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A Bulgarian woman climbed K2 for the first time - Photo Bulgarian National Television

The Bulgarian Sylvia Azdreeva climbed the world's second highest peak K2, said the company-organizer of the expedition, reports BNR.

She is the first Bulgarian to climb the K2 peak. It is 8611 metres high and is located in the Karakoram mountains, on the border between Pakistan and China. K2 is famous as one of the most difficult and dangerous peaks in the world.

Last year, Silvia Azdreeva climbed Everest (8849 m) and Lhotse (8516 m) as part of a commercial expedition. Then she became the first Bulgarian woman to summit Lhotse.

Nearly 200 people are attempting the summit these days, with about 80 reported successful so far. One Pakistani high altitude porter died below the summit.

Azdreeva is currently descending to Base Camp.

So far, two Bulgarians have climbed K2 - Boyan Petrov in 2014 and Stefan Stefanov in 2019. Two others, Petar Unjiev and Atanas Skatov, died below K2.