The search for Matthias Rimmi, a 35-year-old climber from Austria, has ended in tragedy.
Rimmi had been missing for a week after setting out on a climbing trip in Alaska.
His body was found during an aerial search on Friday morning.
The last anyone had heard from Rimmi was April 30.
Friends and family members were clearly worried, and a search was launched.
Denali National Park and Preserve stated, “Aerial spotters on the park’s high altitude helicopter sighted Rimml’s body in the fall zone below Denali Pass.”
The body was found at 18,000-ft in elevation, in a very steep area.
A local station called it “a notoriously treacherous stretch of the West Buttress route.”
Rimmi is believed to be the 13th climber that has died in this area.
The last death in this area was in 2017.
While the body has been found, it will not be recovered for weeks.
The press release from the park service stated, “Recovery efforts will not be attempted until an NPS [National Park Service] ranger patrol is acclimated to high altitude and able to safely perform the recovery.”
Source: Fox News