Bad Weather Hampers Boyan Petrov Rescuers

Bulgarian climber Boyan Petrov has been missing since May 3 while trying to summit Shishapangma, alone and without supplemental oxygen. He is believed to have been climbing without a satellite phone or a radio.

Since he was reported missing, bad weather has repeatedly delayed search and rescue operations. Petrov was last seen, by telescope, approaching Camp 3 at approximately 7,300m. Rescue teams on the mountain have been forced to wait for the weather to improve.

Chinese authorities have authorized a helicopter search, but high winds on the mountain have likewise hampered this resource.

Update: On 11 May two rescue helicopters from the Simrik Air rescue agency have been deployed to Shishapangma Base Camp from Kathmandu.

Petrov’s wife, Radoslava Nenova, has set up a fundraising page to aid the search for her husband.

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