Japanese climbers' remains found on Mount McKinley

June 5, 2009 5:54:51 PM PDT
Searchers have found the bodies of two Japanese climbers who disappeared last year on Alaska's Mount McKinley. The frozen bodies of the 27-year-old and 24-year-old men were found connected by a rope. They had been missing since May 22, 2008.

The bodies were discovered about 500 feet from the top of the 20,320-foot mountain. Mount McKinley is North America's tallest peak.

The discovery was made thanks to high-resolution images captured during a recent search for another missing climber.

National Park officials say the photographs were taken during the search last month of 41-year-old Gerald Myers, a chiropractor from Centennial, Colo.

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