The body of a Belgian snowboarder has been found by mountaineers on Mt. Blanc, France. He went missing over 2 years ago. It’s suspected that he had fallen into a glacial crevasse and perished.
Mountain climbers discovered the body very early on Saturday, September 6th, 2014 on the Dente de Geant (Giant’s Tooth) glacier at around 6,500 feet.
This 40-year-old snowboarder was reported missing in January 2012. He was last seen snowboarding the very popular ski run down the 20km-long glacial Vallee Blanche off the Aiguille du Midi in France.
His body was well preserved by the ice and cold of the area.
“This glacial valley, which connects the Aiguille du Midi mountain to Chamonix, via the Dent du Geant, is particularly dangerous.” – a Chamonix mountain police spokesman
“He must certainly have disappeared into a crevasse.” – a Chamonix mountain police spokesman
Over 130 people have gone missing in the Alps since 1950. Only two months ago, climbers found the body of a mountaineer who had been missing for 32 years.