Bodies of Wis., Pa. climbers recovered on slope
CLYMAN, Wis. (AP) -- A relative says the bodies of two climbers from Wisconsin and Pennsylvania have been recovered from the Argentinian slope where they died after falling in late December.
Julie Feldman of St. Paul, Minn., said Thursday the bodies were found this week and are being returned to the U.S. Funeral arrangements are still being made.
The climbers were Feldman's cousin, 22-year-old Jarod VonRueden of Clyman, Wis., and 28-year-old Frank Keenan of Clarks Summit, Pa.
The two were on Mount Aconcagua (ah-cohn-KAH'-wah), the highest peak in North and South America. Feldman says they were descending in cold and snowy weather when they apparently slipped and fell in an area with loose rock.
She says the recovery took so long because the bodies were on a rarely used route.