Skeleton of mountaineer who disappeared in 1990 found in Swiss Alps

The police of the Swiss canton of Valais, in the southwest of the country, confirmed this Monday that the skeleton and other remains discovered a few weeks ago on the Stockji glacier, in the popular tourist destination of Zermatt, belong to a German mountaineer who disappeared 32 years ago.

DNA analysis of the bones, found on July 26 by two french mountaineershave confirmed that it is the remains of the aforementioned mountaineer, who was 27 years old at the time of his disappearance and whose trail was lost in August 1990, police sources said in a statement.

The german mountaineer He had departed from Chamonix, in the French Alps, with the intention of reaching Domodossola, in Italy, crossing alpine areas of the Swiss Valais, and after his disappearance a search began that was suspended at that time without results.

In the summer months, the melting of alpine glaciersincreasingly intense due to climate change, sometimes makes it possible to discover the remains of climbers who disappeared at different times.

A second skeletonstill in the process of identification, was discovered at the beginning of August in another Valais glacier, Chessjen, and the remains of a plane that crashed 54 years ago were also recently found in Aletsch, the largest glacier in Western Europe.


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