As we get into summit time, I will be posting several times a day when new information dictates. The winds were forecasted to calm on 11 May but that doesn’t seem to be the case. Reports from the Nepal side calls for climbers to stay put as the winds continue to gale at all altitudes. The summits hoped for on Saturday and Sunday maybe delayed.
This picture tells us all from base camp on the Nepal side at 7:30 am Saturday 12 May 2018
Boyan Petrov Missing on Shishapangma
The Simrik Air helicopters have made two passes without sighting Petrov. He now has been missing for eight days. The hope is he is in a tent at Camp 2 or 3. There is still hope he is alive. The Bulgarian Boyan Petrov (45), was climbing solo, without supplemental oxygen or a radio. He left base camp on 29th April but stayed behind as teammates left Camp 2 on 3 May due to poor weather. He was spotted through a telescope on 5 May but nothing since. Petrov’s wife, Radoslava Nenova, has made an appeal for donations to fund the rescue attempt on her Facebook page.
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