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‘Ghosts on the Glacier’ explores 1973 expedition that ended in deaths of two mountaineers

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In 1973, Denver teacher and mountaineer Janet Johnson died atop a frozen peak called Aconcagua on the border between Chile and Argentina. A fellow climber also died. Their bodies had to be chiseled out of the ice for burial. Ever since, people have wondered: was this an accident or murder? Then in 2020, a melting glacier gave up a clue: the teacher’s camera– carrying the last photographs she took.

Since the reveal, New York Times reporter John Branch has been investigating. His recent story is titled “Ghosts on the Glacier.”