Glaciology

Peru: After 22 years, the body of a climber lost in the Andes is found

The mummified remains of a US climber who was lost 22 years ago in Peru have been found again when the ice melted in a glacier.

William Stampfl had gone missing in June 2002, aged 59, when a snowpack covered the tents of his team climbing Mount Huascaran, which is the highest in Peru.

'Very worried': Scientists fret as Antarctic sea ice dwindles

Sea ice levels in Antarctica have registered historic lows for three consecutive years, portending grave consequences for life on Earth as we know it.

But looking out over the southernmost continent, scientist Miguel Angel de Pablo laments that humanity seems to be oblivious to the warnings.

British climber's remains found in Swiss Alps, 52 years on

The remains of a climber discovered in the Swiss Alps last year have been identified as a British mountaineer who went missing 52 years ago, local police said on Aug. 31.

It is the latest in a series of discoveries of remains of long-missing climbers revealed as the Alp's glaciers melt and recede because of global warming.

Teams reach lifeless body of person missing at Cilo Mountain

The search and rescue teams have found the lifeless body of one of the two individuals trapped under the shattered ice mass in the Cilo Glaciers region of the southeastern province of Hakkari.

Early on July 16, contact was lost with four members of an 18-person group who went on a nature hike to the Cilo Mountains and Sat Glacier Lakes at an altitude of 4,000 meters.

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