Salvis Pharma conquered Mont Blanc – the highest peak in the Alps and Western Europe

On September 3, 2016 a dream came true.

More than two years ago several guys from our team spontaneously shared the idea of climbing the highest peak in Western Europe. The management of Salvis Pharma not only supported the idea, but was also personally involved in the preparation in the face of our General Manager Eva Borissova.

For the professional training of the future climbers was engaged Climbing and Mountaineering School “Vertical World”. The enthusiasts from the team of Salvis Pharma upgraded their mountaineering and climbing skills and in the period 2015-2016 they trained on the most challenging mountain routes in Bulgaria and conquered the tops Mount Musala (2925 m) in Rila and Mount Vihren (2914 m) in Pirin. We also conquered Olympus – the highest mountain in Greece (2917 meters).

These routes included many of our employees and so the dream lived in the hearts of the entire team.

The cherished ascent of Mont Blanc (4808 m above sea level) started on August 31, 2016 from the Italian resort of Breuil Cervinia with an acclimatisation ascent of Mount Breithorn (4164 m). Here our colleagues Georgi Nizamov, Stefan Denizov, Vassil Vassilev, Chavdar Blagoev and Lyuboslav Stoyanov, and our General Manager Eva Borissova admired the picturesque views of Mount Matterhorn – the most recognisable peak in the Alps, and experienced their first “walk” across the surface of a real glacier.

On September 1, our brave climbers settled in the resort town of Chamonix at the foot of Mont Blanc, which impressed them with its unique alpine atmosphere, flower decorations and small, picturesque hotels. The mountaineers spent the day off to reach by cable car one of the iconic peaks in the area – Aiguille du Midi (3842 m) offering a close view of the entire massif of Mont Blanc, and the valley of Chamonix.

On September 2, the group climbed to Goûter hut (3817 m) – the place for the night before storming Mont Blanc. The climb started with a gondola lift and a rack railway. These were followed by a 3-hour hike to Tête Rousse hut (3167 m), lunch break, and a new 3-hour hike to the destination.

On September 3, the enthusiastic climbers departed at 5 am well equipped with ropes, helmets, ice picks and crampons. They climbed the slopes of Mount Goûter, rushed to the saddle of Col du Dome, and dawn found them on the shelter of Vallot, where the final three-hour climb started.

The landmark moment came at 9:40 in the morning on September 3 – the flag of Salvis Pharma is unfurled next to the Bulgarian flag on the summit of Mont Blanc.

This is another achievement which strengthened our belief that the recipe for conquering both mountain peaks and life and business peaks require focus, perseverance and dedication.