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Body of Missing US Climber Found in Tibet


A snow-covered body found on a remote mountain in China has been identified as U.S. photographer Charlie Fowler who disappeared several weeks ago during a climbing trip with the owner of a Seattle-based adventure company, Christine Boskoff a top female climber, was still missing and feared dead.

Searchers eventually located a driver who had dropped them off near 20,354-foot Genie Mountain, also known as Genyen Peak, not far from the Sichuan border with Tibet. Local monks pointed them in the direction the two climbers had gone, saying they had stopped at Genyen monastery on Nov. 12 and had planned to return in four days but never did. On Wednesday, Chinese and Tibetan searchers on the mountain spotted a gray boot and blue gaiter sticking out of the snow at nearly 17,400 feet

Ginny Hicks sister of Charlie Fowler told Mail Tribune, "Tibet is his favorite place to go," she said. "He loves the people, the country, the culture. The Tibetan people incorporate their religion into their daily lives. They are truly people who live their religion." and he is one of the few climbers who actually likes Tibetan yak butter tea.

Some information for this report provided by AP and Mail Tribune.

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