Boyan Petrov

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Boyan Petrov
During the presentation of his book "The First Seven", February 6, 2017.
Born(1973-02-07)February 7, 1973
DisappearedMay 5, 2018 (aged 45)
Shishapangma, Tibet, China
StatusMissing for 5 years, 4 months and 24 days
OccupationMountaineer, zoologist
Known forClimbing 10 out of the 14 eight-thousanders without supplementary oxygen

Boyan Petrov (Bulgarian: Боян Петров, 7 February 1973[1]c. 5 May 2018) was a Bulgarian zoologist and mountaineer. He worked at the National Museum of Natural History in Sofia.[2]

He had climbed 10 out of 14 eight-thousanders, all without supplementary oxygen. This made him the Bulgarian altitude climber with the highest number of successful ascents of peaks over 8000 meters. He was the first Bulgarian to climb four of those mountains - Gasherbrum I (2009), Kangchenjunga (2014), K2 (2014) and Manaslu (2015).

Petrov was declared missing on Shishapangma on 5 May 2018. The search for him was discontinued on 16 May.[3] According to climbers, he may have fallen into a crevasse on the way to the top.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Край на операцията... Боян остава завинаги под Шиша Пангма! -".
  2. Boyal Petrov, NMNHS
  3. "The final report puts to rest all speculations surrounding the Boyan Petrov Search Operation", "Dream Wanderlust", 17.05.2018.
  4. "Boyan Petrov's Team: The Rescue Operation is Over". Novinite.xom. 16 May 2018. Retrieved 17 May 2018.