(Христо Пимпирев, born 1953
) is a scientist and Antarctic
explorer. He is a Professor of Geology at the St. Kliment Ohridski University of Sofia
, with M.S.
degree in Geology
in 1978, and Ph.D.
in 1988, both from Sofia University
Prof. Pimpirev is a doyen of the Bulgarian Antarctic Program. He took part in the first Bulgarian Antarctic Expedition during the 1987/88 austral summer, and has been the leader of the annual Bulgarian scientific campaigns in Antarctica. He is the founding Chairman of the Bulgarian Antarctic Institute.
and Pimpirev Beach
on Livingston Island
, South Shetland Islands
are named for Christo Pimpirev.