A glacier melting close to Switzerland’s famous Matterhorn led to the discovery of a body.
It’s believed the body is that of a German climber who went missing in 1986. Although local police have not shared whether the body has been identified, it’s believed the climber was 38 years old when he was reported missing.
A forensic analysis was done on the body at Valais Hospital. At the time of his disappearance, police said searches for the climber was unsuccessful.
The Alpine glaciers are shrinking at a fast pace due to climate change. With the melting of the ice, footwear and crampons have started emerging and has been discovered by climbers crossing the Theodul glacier above Zermatt. Items like footwear and crampons have emerged from the ice.
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