As the Swiss Alps glaciers melted rapidly due to heatwaves, the remains of a plane buried for more than half a century were discovered one after another, the British daily The Guardian reported on the 9th (local time).

According to local police, the remains of a human were found and recovered on the 3rd of the Heschen glacier in Valais, southern Switzerland.

The ashes were found by two French climbers near an old hiking trail that had been lost about 10 years ago, and it is believed that the owner died in the 1970s and 1980s.

A week earlier, almost intact human remains were also found on the Stocki glacier near Zermatt.

Police are conducting DNA analysis on each of the found remains to confirm the identity of the remains.

Earlier this month, on the Aletsch Glacier near the Jungfrau peak, the wreckage of a light aircraft 'Pfeiffer Cherokee' was discovered by a climbing guide earlier this month.

The light plane crashed in flight from Zurich on 30 June 1968 with three people on board.

The remains of the occupant at the time of the accident were found, but this is the first time that the wreckage has been recovered.

The general analysis is that the unexpected 'trails' found one after another on the Alps glaciers are related to climate change.

The area didn't get enough snow last winter, and at least two record heatwaves this year caused the glaciers to melt quickly.

Last month, the freezing point altitude above the Alps rose to 5,184 meters above sea level, breaking the record for the first time in 27 years.

Compared to the normal summer freezing point altitude of 3,000 to 3,500 m, it means that the height of the base layer, where the temperature is below 0 degrees Celsius, has risen by that much due to the aftermath of climate change.

In Zermatt last month, the Swiss authorities advised against climbing the Matterhorn, the Alpine peak, as the temperature reached an unusually high 30 degrees Celsius.

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