Boyan Petrov Missing on Shishapangma

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Boyan Petrov has officially been declared missing on Shishapangma after setting off solo for the summit on April 29.

Petrov is aiming to summit three 8,000m peaks this year, starting with Shishapangma, before moving on to Everest later this spring and then Cho Oyu in the autumn. He has already climbed ten 8,000m peaks, all without supplemental oxygen.

KaliFa, a sponsor for another climbing expedition on Shishapangma, has reported that Petrov had nearly climbed with a member of their team, David Klein, before electing to go on alone:

“The solo climb was close to his heart and he had further plans for the spring season, so, if possible, he wanted to get to the top early.”

However, in worrying news relayed by an unnamed Ukrainian climber, his tent was found half open near Camp 3 on May 5. His sleeping bag was still inside and covered in snow. Petrov had “almost certainly” been seen by telescope from Base Camp on May 3, at roughly the same altitude as Camp 3 (approximately 7,300m).

Petrov’s family has been informed.

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Martin Walsh is a freelance writer and wildlife photographer based in Da Lat, Vietnam.

A history graduate from the University of Nottingham, Martin's career arc is something of a smörgåsbord. A largely unsuccessful basketball coach in Zimbabwe and the Indian Himalaya, a reluctant business lobbyist in London, and an interior design project manager in Saigon.

He has been fortunate enough to see some of the world. Highlights include tracking tigers on foot in Nepal, white-water rafting the Nile, bumbling his way from London to Istanbul on a bicycle, feeding wild hyenas with his face in Ethiopia, and accidentally interviewing Hezbollah in Lebanon.

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Не се предавай.

Джема Зечири

Бог да го пази !


Дано всичко е ОК

Георги Иванов
Георги Иванов

Дръж се Бояне! Ти трябва да живееш! Гордеем се с теб !

Chavdar Popov

Моля, просто се върни! Бог да те пази!

Ivan O

Бояне, живей! Дишай! Boyan, live! Breathe!

Ivan Obreshkov

Бояне, живей! Дишай! Boyan, live! Breathe!