Melting glaciers in the Alps reveal their secrets: two bodies and plane wreckage were found | Abroad

Melting glaciers in the Alps reveal their secrets: two bodies and plane wreckage were found |  Abroad

According to police, two French tourists found human remains and the wreckage of the plane last Wednesday while climbing the Chesguen glacier in the canton of Valais. They were transported from the glacier by helicopter.

Human remains were found near an ancient passage that had not been used for ten years. According to Dario Andenmatten, guardian of a nearby mountain hut, alpine climbers may have made a shocking discovery because they were using an old map.

He probably died in the seventies or eighties

The victims have not yet been identified. The state it was in the first person doesn’t make that easy. “Only the bones have been found,” Andenmaten says. It is estimated that the person may have died in the 1970s or 1980s.

A week ago, a body was found near Zermatt on the Stockje glacier, northwest of the Matterhorn. These human remains have not yet been identified. Police said the DNA test had not yet been completed.

The missing billionaire?

The local police have a list of about 300 people missing since 1925, including German billionaire Karl Erivan Hope. The man was in Switzerland training for the Patrouille des Glaciers Ski Tour in 2018 when he disappeared. The body found in the Stockji Glacier may be that of Haub, who was declared legally dead in 2021, according to some German media. Luke Lechanoen, one of the hikers who found the human remains, says in the paper Blake That the clothes found were of neon colour, ’80s style’.

Last week, a mountain guide discovered the wreckage of a plane that crashed in June 1968 near the Aletsch Glacier, Switzerland’s largest glacier. “It looked like my backpack,” says Dominic Nelen, 38. A closer look revealed the wreckage of Piper Cherokee. The plane crashed with three people on board at the end of June 1968. The bodies of the three residents of Zurich were recovered after the crash, but the wreckage was not found.

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Due to warm Alpine temperatures, which means little ice and glaciers are melting at an alarming rate, some of the mountain range’s most popular hiking trails have been blocked this summer.

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