Bulgarian Climber Dies on K2

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Bulgaria: Bulgarian Climber Dies on K2 File image of Bulgarian Petar Umzhiev; general view of K2 by ATP. Photo by www.k2petarunzhiev.eu

Bulgarian climber Petar Georgiev Unzhiev, member of Adventure Tours Pakistan International K2 Expedition 2010, has passed away of high altitude sickness in camp 2 on K2.

The information was confirmed by Essar Karim of ATP, the agency which served the expedition, in a conversation with ExWeb's Pakistan correspondent Karrar Haidri.

The outfitter stated that the climber's family has decided to bury the remains in the mountain.

The first report about the disappearing of an unnamed Bulgarian climber, who has probably died, appeared on July 19 by Romanian alpinist Gorge Dimaresku.

The Romanian claims that he has tried in every way to learn something about the Bulgarian, who was walking behind him on their way to camp 2.

“His face showed that he is totally disoriented and physically exhausted. He looked like a zombie,” the Romanian writes.

A Bulgarian site for mountain climbing however commented that Dimaresku climbed back to the base camp on the next day without trying to help the Bulgarian.

“This is how Petar was left all alone in camp 2,” said climbingguidebg.com.

Bulgaria’s Foreign Ministry has been informed about the tragedy and a response from the Bulgarian Embassy in Pakistan is expected.

Petar, 40, planned to climb K2 in the summer and then make his third attempt on Manaslu this fall.

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