This puts an awkward element into alpine hiking, but it is remarkable how many 30+ year missing persons’ remains are emerging.
Melting glaciers in Swiss Alps could reveal hundreds of mummified corpses:
“Switzerland’s glaciers have been melting at an unprecedented rate, losing almost one cubic km in ice volume or about 900 bn litres of water over the past year. According to an investigation by Tagesanzeiger newspaper, eight of the 10 months in which the glaciers have lost the most in volume over the past century have been since 2008.
“Since 1850, when glaciers covered 1,735 sq km (670 sq miles) of Swiss land, the total area has shrunk by a half, to about 890 sq km.
“Police in Valais expect the bodies of many more missing persons to emerge because of global warming.”
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