Mummy of an American who died 22 years ago found on the highest peak in Peru

Mummy of an American who died 22 years ago found on the highest peak in Peru

Peruvian authorities have found the mummified body of an American who died 22 years ago along with two other American climbers after the three were trapped in an avalanche while trying to scale Peru’s highest mountain, police said Tuesday.

Agent Luis Pena, from the Ranrahirca police station in the Ancash region, confirmed by telephone to The Associated Press the discovery of the body of the American William Stampfla civil engineer aged 58 at the time of his death. He was found on Friday, July 5, in the remote camp number one, approximately 17,060 feet up on Mount Huascaran, which is approximately 22,204 feet high.

Among the belongings that allowed for rapid identification, the agent reported that They found the driver’s license that indicated that Stampfl lived in Chino, a city in San Bernardino County, California.The ice covering the mummified body preserved the climber’s clothing, harnesses, ropes and boots in good condition, Pena said.

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