Body of One Missing Colorado Climber Found in China

By: AP
By: AP

The body of a Colorado climber missing for more than a month has been found on a remote mountain in southwestern China, while a second Colorado climber is still missing and presumed dead.

Rescuers say Christine Boskoff, a top female climber, and Charlie Fowler, a well-known climber, guide and photographer, were reported missing after they failed to return to the United States on December 4.

The two had homes in Norwood, Colorado, about 200 miles southwest of Denver.

A friend of the climbers says authorities do not know which body they have found. It is too early to tell what happened to the pair. The could have been hit by an avalanche, slipped and fallen, or something else.

The body was found in the snow at more than 17,000 feet of altitude. The search has been difficult because the two climbers did not leave a detailed route plan for rescuers to follow.

Rescue teams eventually found a driver who told them where he dropped the couple off back on November 11.


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