Nanga Parbat: Boyan Petrov and Ivan Tomov on the way to BC, No Summit

Boyan Petrov and Ivan Tomov descended to 5500m yesterday (July 14th) and are expected to reach BC today, reports Italian newspaper Gazzetta. The two climbers faced some complications on descent after an unsuccessful summit push on July 13th. It appears that Ivan Tomov developed altitude related problem, however, a quick descent helped him 'recover quickly'.

On July 13th morning, we received the update that two Bulgarian climbers headed up towards summit from C4. All other climbers were back in BC after fixing ropes till C2 (6100m). Boyan and Ivan went up without fixed ropes and in difficult climbing conditions. On summit push, Base Camp observed that they had gone too much towards right. Now, it’s reported that amidst fog and poor visibility, the climbers were unable to identify the gully that led them from Bazhin Basin to summit.

Boyan Petrov and Ivan Tomov have planned to attempt Gasherbrum II after Nanga Parbat.
Boyan and Ivan at BC with teammate Csaba Varga and BC staff at the start of expedition; Source
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