A missing mountaineer wearing just jeans and a T-shirt has been found frozen to death in a block of ice on Spain’s highest mountain.
Max Schroeder, 30 – missing since November 2022 – was found on Mulhacen, the 3,482-metre (11,424-foot) peak in the Sierra Nevada range, in Granada province, in the south of the country.
The German national’s frozen body was discovered by a horrified group of mountaineers on 5th April. He was wearing just a T-shirt, jeans and trainers, according to investigators.
His identity was confirmed in German media on 17th April following an autopsy.
The climbers who found Schroeder’s body told Spain’s Civil Guard that it had been frozen solid in a block of ice.
His remains were so deeply frozen that it proved challenging to free them from the ground, they said.
They believe he had been surprised by a snowstorm and had tried to find shelter under a ledge where he froze to death.
After his disappearance, Schroeder’s mother had reported him missing but official search parties found no trace of him.
Schroeder, from Berlin, disappeared on 22nd November 2022 from the nearby village of Bubion, where he had lived since 2021.
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