My name is Atanas Ska­tov, I was born in 1978 in Sliven, Bul­garia, I grad­u­ated high school in my home­town, received my master’s degree in Plant Pro­tec­tion at the Agri­cul­tural uni­ver­sity of Plov­div, Bul­garia and I com­pleted my PhD degree at the Hum­boldt Uni­ver­sity of Berlin, Gemany Feb­ru­ary 2005. I’m an agron­o­mist and entomologist.

I have worked as a sci­en­tist in Bul­garia and Ger­many, as a uni­ver­sity teacher in Sofia and as a man­ager in the pri­vate sec­tor in Bul­garia and Germany.

Until the sum­mer of 2010 I hadn’t been involved in any phys­i­cal exer­cise for the pre­vi­ous 14 years.
I do not con­sume meat since Jan­u­ary 2007, and fish since Decem­ber 2009. In the begin­ning of 2012 I excluded from my menu all ani­mal prod­ucts. I wanted to exper­i­ment with myself – to see the response of my phys­i­cal body. The results were more than per­fect in the first cou­ple of months, I felt great strength and as each day passed I became more healthy, agile and strong. And that was the time when the idea came to me – to start my own project.

Year Sum­mit Alti­tude Moun­tain Coun­try Results
2013 Uhuru 5895 m Kilimandjaro Tanzania The first vegan in the world
2013 Elbrus 5642 m Kaukazus Russia The first vegan in the world
2003 Lenin 7134 m Pamir Kirgisien reached 6900m
2014 Aconcagua 6962 m Anden Argentina The first vegan in the world/​Expe­di­tion only in 3 days
2014 Ever­est north 8848 m Himalaya China The first vegan in the world
2014 Carstenz pyramid 4884 m Maoke Indonesia The first vegan in the world
2014 Vin­son massif 4982m Elswort Antarctica The first vegan in the world
2015 Manaslu 8163 m Himalaya Nepal The sec­ond vegan in the world
2016 Anna­purna I 8091 m Himalaya Nepal The first vegan in the world
2016 Dhaulagiri 8172m Himalaya Nepal reached 7900 m
2016 Makalu 8485 m Himalaya Nepal The first vegan in the world/​Expedition only in 4 days!
2016 Gasher­brum II 8035 m Karakorum Pakistan reached 6350 m
2017 Lhotse 8516 Himalaya Nepal The first Vegan
2017 Ever­est south 8848 Himalaya Nepal The first Vegan for sec­ond time
2017 Denali 6194 Denali USA Solo expedition


1. Climb­ing the high­est sum­mit of each con­ti­nent with­out con­sump­tion of ani­mal food


2. Speed climb­ing of the 14-​highest sum­mits of earth over 8000m with­out con­sump­tion of ani­mal food

Speed x 14 x 8000 xVEGAN

The goal of these projects are to make a research, which to show, if a reduc­tion in the con­sump­tion of meat and ani­mal prod­ucts is healthy and will not affect the phys­i­cal and men­tal qual­i­ties of human life. On the con­trary — to show that with­out the con­sump­tion of ani­mal prod­ucts, the human body func­tions much bet­ter and can achieve higher phys­i­cal and men­tal results. I intend to prove that by prac­tic­ing the most stres­full sport activ­i­ties — high alti­tude climb­ing. I have no coaches or teach­ers, I learn every­thing by myself.

The project 1 Seven sum­mits Vegan started on 01 March 2012.
I started to pre­pare my body, mind and spirit for the project. I train 6 days a week, I choose dif­fer­ent work­out for each day depend­ing on how I feel, what I want to do and what the is weather. I don’t have any spe­cific sched­ule or pro­gram. I mostly prac­tice moun­tain walk­ing, hik­ing, moun­tainbik ­ing. Grad­u­ally, I added in my train­ing climb­ing, run­ning, yoga, swim­ming and some other sport activities.

In 2012 I started to par­tic­i­pate in com­pe­ti­tions. Here are some of my achieve­ments.
• First place at the 24 hour marathon of moun­tain bik­ing
•Third place bicy­cle rally Cup Mur­gash — moun­tain bik­ing, 63 km, +2500 m denive­la­tion;
•Pass­ing Kom-​Emine 700 km, + 16,000 m;
100 km Aleko moun­tain walk­ing for 16 hours;
•Tour of Vitosha 100 km by bike for 5 hours and 27 min­utes;
•Speed climb­ing of the seven tops of Bul­garia for five days;
•Sev­enth in XCo Adven­ture Cup 2012 (256 km, 3 days, 7 sub­jects);
•Speed climb­ing of Cherni Vrah with a bicy­cle;
•bicy­cle rally Zarata;
•Win­ter 225 km brevet for 10 hours;

Almost one year of hard train­ing and I felt ready to orga­nize my first expe­di­tion. I chose Africa and its high­est peak — Uhuru. In Jan­u­ary 2013 I suc­cess­fully climbed the sum­mit, next in June 2013 I climbed Elbrus — the high­est peak of Europe and went on a solo expe­di­tion for Lenin peak. There I reached 6900m and that was the high­est point I have ever been by that time.

On 4th of Jan­u­ary 2014 I sum­mited solo Aconcagua — the high­est point of South Amer­ica as a Vegan.

On 24.May 2014 I suc­cess­fully climbed the High­est point on Earth, EVER­EST 8848m as a Vegan.

I’ve become the first vegan on the Planet that have climbed Everest

On 19 Novem­ber 2014 I suc­cess­fully climbed the High­est point on Aus­tralia and Ocea­nia, Karstenz pyra­mid 4884m as a Vegan.

On 22. Decem­ber 2014 I suc­cess­fully climbed the High­est point on Antarc­tica, Vin­son Mas­sif 4902m as a Vegan.

On 20 June 2017 I suc­cess­fully climbed the High­est point on North Amer­ica, Denali 6194m as a Vegan.

Atanas Ska­tov is the only Bul­gar­ian who climbed all 7 con­ti­nen­tal peaks and world first vegan com­pleted the Seven Summits.

On 01 Sep­tem­ber 2015 I have started my sec­ond project:
Speed climb­ing of the 14-​highest sum­mit of earth with­out con­sump­tion of ani­mal food as vegan

On 01 Octo­ber 2015 I suc­cess­fully climbed the Man­aslu, 8165m as a Vegan.

On 1st of May 2016 I did suc­cess­ful sum­mit of Anna­purna peak, 8091m, which is the 10th high­est peak on Earth, on 15th of May I reached 7900m before Dhaula­giri, 8172m in alpine style and then on 23th of May I did suc­cess­ful sum­mit of Makalu peak, 8483m, in alpine style, which is the 5th high­est peak, and I did only in 4 days. With all these achieve­ment, I’ve become the first vegan on the Planet that have climbed 4 peaks over 8000 meter and made 3 expe­di­tions over 8000 meter in 23 days.

I need the funds for com­ple­tion of my sec­ond project.
The goal of the sec­ond project is to climb all the sum­mits for very short period of time in order to fur­ther ana­lyze how my phys­i­cal and men­tal body will behave in such stress­ful envi­ron­ment. Dur­ing the entire project i will make the respec­tive med­ical exam­i­na­tions and they will be pub­lished for needs of the research.

The con­sump­tion of meat and meat pro­duc­tion is one of the major sources pol­lut­ing the Earth. The pro­duc­tion of food for the ani­mals takes 50% of the agri­cul­tural land. The gas methanе pro­duced by them is the biggest destroyer of the ozone layer. As the human pop­u­la­tion is increas­ing ‚the con­sump­tion of meat is going up too, but the land is lim­ited.

My main idea is that mankind could reduce the con­sump­tion of meat and meat prod­ucts in order to release free land for pro­duc­tion of plants food. I do want to do some­thing for our Planet. I care very much for the future of our chil­dren and would like to show to every­one, that to live healthy and suc­cess­ful life as Vegan is com­pletely pos­si­ble. Up to now I was able, with my own sav­ings and a few spon­sors, to com­plete project 1. The sec­ond project requires much more funds as the costs for per­mits for sum­mits, air­way tick­ets and expe­di­tion are very sig­nif­i­cant.

For this rea­son, I am kindly ask­ing for your sup­port and would be glad if you become part of my mis­sion to save our Planet Earth!

Together we could make it hap­pen (take real action to do it ) instead of just talk­ing about it!

World­wide, Atanas Ska­tov will be the first vegan to imple­ment such projects.

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