Cerro El Toro

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High in the Andes, near the Chilean-Argentine border, is a mountain peak known as Cerro El Toro (a/k/a Cerro Del Toro).  It was on this mountain, in 1964, that a climbing party headed by Eric Grogh found the mummified remains of a young man. 

This photograph, by RudiPo, depicts the mountain where the mummy was found.

About 20 years old when he died, the mummy is now known as the "Cerro El Toro Mummy."

Found at 20,650 feet (6,300 meters), where the temperatures are consistently freezing-cold, the young man was wearing only a kind of breech cloth when he was placed into a pit, lined with stones, not far from the mountain's summit.  He froze to death.

Media Credits

Image of Cerro El Toro, by RudiPo, depicts the mountain from the air.  The view is looking east to the mountain.  Image online, via Panoramio.

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