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Frozen body of climber who went missing 22 years ago found on mountain


climber who has been found 22 years later

The mummified body of US mountain climber William Stampfl who went missing in 2002 has been found on a mountain in Peru (Picture: AFP via Getty Images)

A man who disappeared 22 years ago while he was out hiking on a mountain has been found dead.

The body of American climber William Stampfl has been found on the side of the Huascaran mountain in Peru where he went missing.

The 59-year-old was first reported missing in June 2002 following an avalanche and search and rescue efforts at the time were unable to find him.

William’s body has been well preserved thanks to the Peruvian ice and has been discovered because of rising temperatures in this part of the world.

Clothes, a harness, boots, and his passport have also all been found in his possessions.

These key items have allowed police to identify him after all of this time.

William went on the hike with two other people – Steve Erskine and Matthew Richardson.

Steve’s body was previously found but Matthew’s has so far never been located.

It was part of a 19-day round trip from California to the tallest summit in Peru.

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