Boyan Petrov

 

Boyan Petrov (Bulgarian: Боян Петров, born 7 February 1973) is a Bulgarian zoologist and mountaineer, As of July 2016, he has climbed 8 eight-thousanders, all without supplementary oxygen.He is the first diabetic to climb such an altitude and without oxygen. His double climb – on Broad Peak and K2 in 8 days, is also a world record.For these remarkable successes the Bulgarian climber was greeted with a video message by mountaineering legend Reinhold Messner.Boyan Petrov is a cancer survivor and a diabetic.A great motivation and inspiration for many…including myself!