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Missing Mont Blanc mountain climber found after 32 years in ice

Published on Jul 9, 2014 6:54 PM
 

PARIS (REUTERS) - Mountain-climbers have made a grisly discovery in the Mont Blanc range of the Alps - the body of a young climber preserved in ice for 32 years.

The body of Patrice Hyvert, who had been training to be a guide, was found last Thursday by two mountain-climbers, local newspaper Dauphine Libere and other media reported.

Hyvert was last seen alive on March 1, 1982, when aged 23, he took off on a solitary climb up the western side of the"Aiguille Verte" mountain, part of the Mont Blanc massif that straddles the French-Italian border, before bad weather set in in the afternoon.

Another climber was evacuated from the same mountain two days later, but Hyvert was never found.

 
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