Missing climber found dead after falling into crater of one of world’s highest mountains – World News

Missing climber found dead after falling into crater of one of world’s highest mountains – World News

A popular climber, considered one of Brazil’s best, tragically fell to his death while hiking in Peru – his family said he was found dead over the weekend

Marcelo Delvaux fell to his death while hiking in Peru ((marcelo.mottadelvaux/Instagram)

The family of a missing climber is in mourning after he was found dead following a fatal fall.

Brazilian Marcelo Delvaux disappeared on June 30 while climbing Nevado Coropuna, in the city of Arequipa, Peru. The experienced climber, considered one of the best mountaineers in his country, did not survive the catastrophic fall, which occurred at an altitude of 6,400 meters.

He was found dead after plunging into the crater of Peru’s fourth highest peak. His family have revealed details of the tragedy, speaking out bravely about his death. They hired expert guides who met with police to search for him on July 4. The search operation was called off on Sunday. His sister, Patricia Delvaux, said: “When they got up there, they found his poles stuck in the ice and the crack open, that’s where he fell and probably died instantly. As he couldn’t activate the GPS ‘SOS’, we assume he fell there.”

Rescue teams found the tent he was staying in((Getty Images)

Pedro Hauck, another hiker and friend of Marcelo, wrote in a blog on June 25: “More technical and more beautiful than the usual trail. It is very similar to Marcelo, who does not follow the usual trails and tries to create his own, avoiding famous places.” According to his friend, the famous climber reached the summit of Navado Coropuna around 3 p.m. local time and began his descent 30 minutes later. However, the GPS stopped tracking his position and displayed behaviors similar to a lost GPS signal, the Daily Mail reports.

“What if Marcelo had dropped the GPS and fallen into a crevasse? That could explain why he didn’t contact anyone,” he added. He added that his friend’s hiking poles had been detected Saturday morning, before the search team spotted his tent at the foot of the mountain. “Maybe on the way up he used them to signal the best place to cross, but on the way down he ended up losing the support and our friend disappeared into his cold, dark interior,” he said. Marcelo has spent most of the year hiking and serving as a tour guide in the Andes mountain range in South America.

Delvaux was one of the best in Brazil((marcelo.mottadelvaux/Instagram)

Since then, people have commented on Marcelo’s Instagram page to pay tribute to the famous climber. One person said: “Very sad… A good person passionate about the mountains! He gave very good advice on everything related to mountaineering in the group where we were preparing a mountain in Bolivia… we didn’t have time to ride… Now Marcelo is forever in the places he loved the most.” Another person commented: “Great climber and human being, I had the pleasure of doing two mountains in the Andes under his guidance, thank you Marcelo.”