Body of Argentine Climber Found High on Denali

The National Park Service reports that the remains of an Argentine climber have been found at a camp high on Denali.

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According to a statement on Thursday, the body of 39-year-old Heraldo Javier Callupan was discovered shortly before midnight on Sunday, May 10th.

The Park Service says Callupan began climbing on May 1st, and was last seen leaving the camp at 14,200 feet to continue his climb. He was discovered four days later by another climbing team.

No other teams were reported in the area between May 6th and May 10th.

The National Park Service says Callupan was discovered lying in the snow, and had no apparent signs of trauma.

Thursday’s statement says he appears to have died from “unknown medical issues.”

Positive identification of Callupan’s remains took several days and coordination with the Argentine Consulate.  The Consulate notified his next of kin on Wednesday.

This is the first death on Denali in the 2015 climbing season.