Second Italian climber found dead in Peru

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The two climbers are thought to have been hit by an avalanche close to the mountain's summit. Alpamayo mountain photo: Shutterstock
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The body of a second Italian climber missing since Friday has been found in the Peruvian Andes, although icy weather conditions has made it too dangerous to recover his body.

The body of 28-year-old Enrico Broggi was found on the Alpamayo mountainside in Peru, not far from where the body of his climbing partner Matteo Tagliabue, 27, was discovered on Tuesday.

The pair were described as “excellent climbers” who were likely hit by an avalanche on Friday morning, La Repubblica said.

The Italians were reportedly less than 200 metres from the summit of the 5,947-metre mountain when they went missing.

While Tagliabue’s body was airlifted to a morgue in nearby San Juan, the icy weather conditions made it impossible to recover Broggi’s body.

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