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Meet And Work With Our Amazing Guides

Plamena Petrova

Owner and Founder
  • Plamena is KayakZone and EpicTours founder
  • She graduated from the National Sports Academy in specialty canoe-kayak coach. She has over 20 years of experience as a coach
  • Licensed senior canoe-kayak coach at the Ministry of Youth and Sports
  • Practicing sea kayaking since 2012
  • Licensed British Canoeing Sea leader, EPP level 3
  • Licensed mountain guide (license number: B-00296)
  • Class "A" ski instructor
  • Completed water safety & rescue course
  • Completed medical assistance course
  • Hobbies - kayaking, sea kayaking, ski and ski mountaineering, equestrian, hiking and trekking, climbing

Kristian Iliev

Kayak Guide
  • Certified kayak coach and outdoor instructor
  • Chris is a keen photographer.
  • Passionate about working with children

Kalin Ivanov

Bushcraft Instructor
  • I started attending Survivalschool's bushcraft and survival courses in UK, in 2015
  • I completed my instructor degree in 2016
  • I also took additional courses at Ray Mears and Dave Canterbury
  • I've been also one-week dog sledding and canoeing adventures in Sweden
  • I have a Personal Performace Award (three starts canoe) at British Canoeing
  • I adore spending time in nature where I can practice and improve my knowledge and skills in bushcraft and survival

Martin Stoimenov

Ski Mountaineering Guide
  • Martin is construction engineer by profession and mountaineer at heart
  • Mountain rescuer and guide since 2019. Ski instructor since 2015
  • One of his favourite activities in the mountains are ski touring during the winter season and technical trekkings during the summer

Вяра Лъджева

Mountain Guide
  • Certified mountain guide
  • She has experience with leading groups in the Alps and the Bulgarian mountains
  • She turns her hobby into a profession with one single goal - to show the beauty of the montain to more people

Elitsa Pavlova

Climbing Instructor
  • Certified climbing instructor at National Sports Academy (00560/2008 г)
  • National ice climbing champion 2000 and 2001
  • First place at the national rock climbing championship 2012
  • In 2002, together with Nikolay Petkov and Tervel Kerelov, they successfully climbed the Filippe-Flamm route along the 1,200-meter north face of Civeta
  • In 2003, she participated in an expedition to Mount Lenin (7134 m). In 2004, she was the leader of a trekking group to the front base camp of Mount Everest from Tibet
  • През 2008 г. в свръзка с Николай Петков изкачва връх Мисис Тау (4300 m) в Безенгийския район, Кавказ
  • През 2008 г. в свръзка с Николай Петков изкатерват северната 1300-метрова стена на връх Пиц Бадиле в Швейцария по тура на Касин