Mont Blanc’s frozen body discovered 32 years after death

When Patrice Hyvert, a French trainee mountain guide, set out on a solitary climb of the Nant Blanc face he was taking advantage of a perfect mountaineering season on the Mont Blanc range.

But on that fateful day of 1 March 1982, the weather changed abruptly in the afternoon when a snowstorm descended and the 23-year-old climber never returned. Continue reading…