Dear Friends, Fans and Supporters,
Every day you are asking me, „Which is the next peak?“, „When am I going?“, „Which peak am I climbing in the autumn?“, and „What are my future plans for any new peaks?“.
I would like to thank everyone for the great interest you are paying to the development of my project. In order not to answer each of you individually, I would like to use this opportunity and describe in detail the current state of my project.
To continue with the execution of my second project and climbing all the 14-Eight-Thousanders over 8000 meters, I need financial resources. For the past 7 years, since 2012 I have dedicated myself to the cause of exploring whether the lack of animal food in my menu is beneficial or harmful to health, having at the same time high levels of physical and mental performance which is required for the high altitude mountaineering.
The experiment is testing the human organism with a high degree of physical and mental performance without consumption of food of animal origin. The most important is to know whether this diet is suitable for us in a long term, as in this way we can significantly reduce the consumption of animals, which will not only benefit out health, but also we can protect the Planet from the global pollution by finding a way to feed the growing population of people on planet Earth.
Another goal of the project is make people exploring their our own body and discover what is best for them, while trying to fully protect the environment and live in harmony with themselves and the nature as well. Let us believe in ourselves and in our capabilities!
My first project dedicated to the climbing of the 7 Continental Summits ended successfully and I became the first Bulgarian with this achievement as well as the first vegan in the world. As of my second project which is related to the summiting of the 14-Eight-Thousanders, I have climbed 6 and I have 8 more to go.
I have a plan for this autumn to go to the Himalayas, where I have two peaks left – Shishapangma and Dhaulagiri, which I can climb in the autumn as well. These expeditions are a costly endeavour and I cannot financially support them. Until now, I have collected 3560 BGN from donors. I cordially thank everyone who donated funds for my cause not just for the past 2 months after climbing Cho Oyu, but also for the past 5 years. To go to an expedition over 8000 meters, I need another 12 000 BGN. These are the costs without the use of Sherpa and artificial oxygen, and that only cover the basic service on a Base camp, which is the minimum in order to participate in an expedition. I am able to give an account for all of my expenses.
I have a great desire to finish this project. So far my sponsors have been mainly several private companies from Bulgaria and Sliven Municipality, my home town.
I have done hundreds of presentations with a free of charge entry all over Bulgaria in order to invite more people to get involved in my mission and to show them the magic of the mountain. On my presentations I talk about my expeditions but mainly I am motivating the people to believe in their own strengths and to fulfil their own dreams and desires. I am very happy and very pleased with the large amount of people who write to me every day, and tell me how I have changed their lives and how they have started to do sports, to sing, dance, paint, and fulfil their dreams. Others have stopped eating meat and animal products, as they became more concern about protecting of our Planet from pollution and leading a healthy lifestyle. This is the biggest success in my life — to help people and to change their lives in a positive direction!
Here I would like to thank everyone who bought my books from a bookstore or directly from me. The first book is now sold out and there are only a few pieces left. There are only e few copies remained from my other two books as well. Every day I receive reviews about my books and this encourages me to continue my mission. I am grateful for the great interest and the trust you have in me.
I have the desire, the strength and a rich experience and capabilities to finish my second project. After 16 expeditions around the Globe for the past 6 years, 8 of which were on peaks over 8000 meters, I feel physically and mentally prepared. I train every day with a great ambition and I fully dedicated myself with all my heart and soul to achieving my goal. Up until now, only 39 people in the world have climbed all 14peaks over 8,000 meters. Bulgaria has rich experience in mountaineering and deserves to have its representative in this elite ranking. Let Bulgaria take place on the map of the world class alpinism and culminate with the Himalayan crown!
To wave the Bulgarian flag to the rest of the peaks, I rely on your support. I hope I have touched your hearts. I believe in the goodwill of the people and their desire for success. I am feeling extremely inspired and elated knowing that I have your support and trust. Let’s go onward and upward together towards the top!
For the 2019 I am planning to summit two or three peaks over 8,000 meters. Depending on the financial support, it will be decided how many peaks I can climb. The total expenses for successfully climbing of the remaining 8 peaks over 8,000 meters without the use of Sherpa and artificial oxygen is about 77,000 EUR. It would be a shame if due to the lack of financial resources, the project is ceased. I hope that you will take part in this important mission for our Planet. Let’s make the Planet a better place for the future generations and fulfil their dreams with your help. Be an example of nobility and concern for our home – the planet Earth.
Anyone donated more than 200 EUR will receive a gift – my first three books with a personal dedication and an autograph by me.
For a donation over 500 EUR you will receive my books, a T-shirt with the logo of the project, a DVD with my first movie, as well as a day trip with me to any peak in Bulgaria.
A sponsor who donates more than 1000 EUR will receive an active banner at my website (www.atanasskatov.com) under the Partners tab.
For a contribution 5,000 EUR you will receive a branding of my expedition equipment in 2019.
A General Sponsor with a donation of more than 20,000 EUR per annum will receive a full branding of my equipment, an advertisement in my books and advertisement in my movies which are yet to be filmed.
We need to go back to Mother Nature. She gives us life, feeds us and our children, and we have to protect her to in order to continue doing it for our grandchildren and our generations after us.
Let us together make the world a better place to live! Let us make our dreams come true here and now. Let us believe in our self and create our future through our thoughts and actions today!
Anyone who wishes may make a financial contribution by whatever amount he decides by the methods listed below or simply to share this text in order to reach more people!
1. Contribution through PayPal:
2. Contribution for mountain club Chomolungma, organizer of the expeditions
Mountain Club „Chomolungma“
3. Contributions to Atanas Skatov bank account:
Unicredit Bulbank Bank