Missing Mountaineer’s Body Found 37 Years Later in the Alps

Swiss police have identified the remains of a mountaineer found two weeks ago in the Swiss Alps.

On July 12, some mountaineers found a body on the Theodul Glacier in the Pennine Alps, near the Italian border. Yesterday, the police announced that DNA has revealed that the body belongs to a 38-year-old German mountaineer who went missing in September, 1986.

From their records, police now know the name of the man, but those details are not public.

At least 300 people (including hikers, skiers, and mountaineers) have gone missing in the Alps in the last century. It seems that every year now, human remains emerge from the quickly melting ice.

Kris Annapurna

KrisAnnapurna is a writer with ExplorersWeb.

Kris has been writing about history and tales in alpinism, news, mountaineering, and news updates in the Himalaya, Karakoram, etc., for the past year with ExplorersWeb. Prior to that, Kris worked as a real estate agent, interpreter, and translator in criminal law. Now based in Madrid, Spain, she was born and raised in Hungary.