After eschewing a potential career in journalism, Viktor realized early on that his life would be better spent in the mountains and quickly refocused his goals to concentrate on guiding. As a result, he has spent much of the past few years leading courses and ascents in his native Bulgaria, including sport climbing, trad climbing, ice climbing and winter mountaineering.
In addition to his guiding activities, Viktor is also a helicopter rescue specialist, having completed his aerial training in the High Tatra Mountains and participated in many technical winch operations in mountainous terrain. Not content to stop there, Viktor has also passed his 4th grade paramedic training.
Now a fully qualified IFMGA guide, Viktor has opened some of the hardest trad and multi-pitch climbs in Bulgaria, with grades up to 8a and A3. Overseas and outside of guiding, he is principally motivated by fast and free ascents.