Simeon Tegel August 2, 2012 06:00
LIMA — By all accounts, Ben Horne and Gil Weiss were experienced mountaineers. They understood perfectly the risks inherent in the sport they loved. The bodies of the two Americans, still roped together, were discovered over the weekend below Palcaraju West, a remote 20,000 foot summit in Peru’s Cordillera Blanca range. Ted Alexander, of guiding company Skyline Adventures, believes a block of ice collapsed beneath one of the pair. “They were just unlucky,” he told GlobalPost.