Bodies of missing climbers discovered in Himalayas 30 years after disappearance

(CNN)A Scottish mountaineer who spent weeks searching for two friends who disappeared in the Himalayas more than 30 years ago has spoken of his relief after their remains were finally found. “But it has also brought people together and, I pray, will help with greater closure and, in time, peace.” He said the bodies had likely been brought down the mountain by the retreating glacier. They were taken to Kathmandu for cremation and the ashes returned to Iceland. Aisthorpe, a mission development worker, was forced to abandon his own summit attempt when he fell ill but encouraged the pair to continue without him. He said that when he returned to their camp he felt a sense of foreboding. “As I …