News: American climbers killed in Peru, likely fell 1,100 feet
LIMA, PERU: According to private investigators, the cause of death of two unidentified American men has likely been dubbed as an ‘accidental death’ as it is believed they fell more than 1,100 feet off of a mountain that scaled more than 6,000ft.
The two men were attempted to scale Palcaraju Oeste, a 6,110-meter (20,000-foot) tall mountain located in Huaraz, Investigators say an ice-berg on the mountain is likely the reason the duo fell.
UPDATE: Daily News has just been informed of the identities of the climbers: Ben Horne & Gil Weiss.
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