Bodies of two US mountaineers found in Peru's Andes

July 29, 2012 03:49


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LIMA - The bodies of two US climbers were located on Saturday after they apparently suffered a fall on the peak of Mount Palcaraju, high in Peru's Andes, local media reported.

The climbers, identified as Ben Horne, 32, and Gil Weiss, 29, had gone missing after starting their trek on July 11.

Palcaraju has an elevation of 20,000 feet (6,100 meters) and the climbers' yellow tent was found on Thursday at 16,700 feet (5,100 meters).

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