Here is some info on him in English:
Another sport that is greatly respected in Bitola and Macedonia as a whole is mountaineering and rock-climbing. There are numerous mountaineer-alpinistic clubs that regularly schedule expeditions to Macedonian mountains as well as throughout Europe. When we talk about this sport, one must mention the name Dimitar Ilievski - Murato.To Bitola, he is the unforgettable hero that never made it back from the Himalayan expedition. He is the first Macedonian who conquered on the world's highest mountain peak, Mount Everest (8848m). However, he died tragically on the slopes of K2 (Mount Everest) on his way down. In his honor, a traditional march to Pelister is organized every year.
10th of May 1989 is a date of particular importance for the history of the Macedonian sport. On that day Dimitar Ilievski-Murato became the only Macedonian ever to conquer Mont Everest, unfortunately never parting from its icy embrace.
“Dime preferred the clouds to the streets, roamed along slopes and canyons, was in love with the Pelister molika pines and moren, longed for the untouchable peaks”, says Gjorge Kostovski, Ilievski’s friend and a companion in many climbing efforts. They both joined the second Macedonian Himalayan expedition, which set forth to “attack” the highest peaks on the world ten years ago. It was a group of well prepared and highly skilled mountain climbers in which Murato was the head. He was both physically and psychologically fit for the extraordinary effort, for the greatest achievement he looked forward to. He started winning victories against mountain heights by climbing Mount Blanc, followed by a series of peaks like Meterhorn, Chupikalki, Huaskaran, Peak Chetvorioh, and the Peak of Communism on which, he and Gjoko, in a combat against the darkness and the snow storm saved two Austrian climbers from the white death.
It was there, on the Himalayas, that the world famous climber Mark Batrack will say the words of compliments for Dime’s skills while watching his light steps in the night when they walked over the glaciers together. It was at one o’clock after midnight on May the 10 th when the courageous boy from Bitola began conquering the roof of the world. First he reached Camp Four and then continued to the “saddle” position. Many other peaks were to be conquered before he reached Mount Everest. Murato decided to approach it from the south side, the one which was used in the successful attempt to conquer the top of the world Mount Everest by legendary Edmond Hillary for the first time in 1953. Murato was full of energy and self-confidence while on the lead of the trio composed of himself, Bozic and Groselj. The most exhausting part, however, was yet to start, but he had the strength while approaching elevation peak 8.848. Finally, around 5 p.m. Dime Ilievski-Murato is on the highest spot of this planet. The goal has been achieved. “I’m on the top”, Dime cries out to his friends in the base camp. He is thrilled. He posts the flag, he waits for the two mountain climbers in his group and starts the descent.
A celebration begins in the camp, the news is immediately delivered home and everyone anxiously expects Dime’s triumphant arrival. This, however, never happened. The radio connection stopped, he didn’t show up in the closest altitude camp and after hours of uncertain expectation and hope, when everyone returned to the base, the cruel truth that Dime would never return among his friends, had to be accepted. He remained in the “valley of the silence”, leaving his triumph in the eternal kingdom of ice, destined to become a legend.
Almost fifteen years have passed from the event which will be told like a legend to future generations. Dimitar Ilievski-Murato grew into an unrepeated symbol of sports and human altitudes. Mountain Pelister marks his achievement with a statue of Dime on Kopanki Peak and a memorial plate at the mountain hostel near the Big Lake. Bitola’s Mountaineering Club bears his named, a name always mentioned with pride and dignity on special occasions of the Macedonian climbers. His human and sports achievement was recognized by the Macedonian Olympic Committee. Dimitar Ilievski-Murato was post mortem accepted member of the Giants’ Club. The eternal Himalayan ice will never be able to cover the legend of the Giant.