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Ice mummy of climber found in Altai Mountains

By The Siberian Times reporter
31 August 2018

Mountaineers see the corpse of man in glacier as they climbed on Ak-Tru peak in North Chuya range.

It was only four days later that rescuers managed to cut the frozen human remains out of the glacier.

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The body is believed to be that of climber Nikolay Pushkarev, 49, lost in the area in 2014. 

The mountaineers who found the body immediately alerted the local emergencies department.

It was only four days later that rescuers managed to cut the frozen human remains out of the glacier.  

They had to use saws and axes to free the mummified man. 

Dead body


Dead body


Dead body

They had to use saws and axes to free the mummified man.

The Investigative Committee in Altai Republic reported: 'After the rescue operation, the corpse was transported to the morgue of the Kosh-Agach district hospital.' 

A search for Pushkarev when he was reported missing in 2014 had been unsuccessful. 

'Relatives of the missing man have already left for the Kosh-Agach district to carry out an identification,’ said a source.

Nikolay Pushkarev


Nikolay Pushkarev


Nikolay Pushkarev

The body is believed to be that of climber Nikolay Pushkarev, 49, lost in the area in 2014.

Pushkarev, from Belokurikha, was last seen in early May 2014 in the Kosh-Agach region, near the glaciers of Ak-Tru. 

He had not disclosed in advance his planned route to rescuers. 

On May 11, three days after his expected return, his wife called the emergency services asking for a search for her husband.

An extensive search with dogs at the time had failed to locate him. 

Mountaineers see the corpse of man in glacier as they climbed on Ak-Tru peak in North Chuya range. Picture: Nikolay Pushkarev 

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at least the man can be laid to rest in peace. condolences to all family, friends, and relatives.
Benedikt MORAK, Moscow
04/09/2018 08:25
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