2 US climbers found dead in Peru
In this July 2012 photo provided by Galit Weiss, climber Gil Weiss (left) and Ben Horne pose for a photo as they climb the Palcaraju Peak in Peru. A search team has reached the base camp and spotted the apparent tracks of the two 29-year-old U.S. mountaineers who have not been heard from since July 11 when they set off to climb a glacier-capped peak in the Cordillera Blanca range of northern Peru. Weiss and Horne are experienced climbers from Boulder, Colorado. AP/Courtesy of Galit Weiss
LIMA – A pair of American mountaineers who went missing on a climb in Peru earlier this month has been found dead, authorities said Saturday.
Rescuers found the remains of Ben Horne, 32, and Gil Weiss, 29, beneath the 6,200-meter Palcaraju peak in Ancash, in northern Peru, police said.
The pair apparently died trying to climb to the peak but the exact cause of their death was not immediately clear.
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