Climber finds body of missing snowboarder on French mountain

Belgian snowboarder's body found 2 years after he went missing

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Climber finds Belgian snowboarder's body on Mont Blanc in France

A climber has discovered the body of a Belgian snowboader missing for two years on Mont Blanc in France.

The man disappeared in January 2012 after going for a solo snowboard in the White Valley, a famous off-piste route.

The climber found the corpse on Saturday in the area of the Dent du Geant (Giant's Tooth) glacier at an altitude of about 2,000 metres.

A spokesperson for the Chamonix mountain police told the Daily Telegraph: "This glacial valley, which connects the Aiguille du Midi mountain to Chamonix, via the Dent du Geant, is particularly dangerous. He must certainly have disappeared into a crevasse."

According to Sky News, about 130 people have disappeared in the Mont Blanc range since 1950, and advancing glaciers and melton snow often lead to the discovery of corpses.

Back in February, the body of a British climber who died while attempting to conquer the Matterhorn 34 years ago was finally found.

Jonathan Conville went missing in 1979 when he was just 27 after he fell from the 14,690ft peak, located in the Pennine Alps on the border between Switzerland and Italy.

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