A hiker was found dead on top of Darwin glacier in California's Sequoia and Kings National park after missing for three days.

A-three-day search ended when investigators located Alan Stringer’s body on top of the glacier near the base of the notch to go up Mount Darwin last week.

Stringer was reported missing on Nov. 4 when he didn’t return home after a hike, the Inyo County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement. Officials were told that he had planned to hike somewhere out of the Bishop area last Sunday but failed to return home the next day.

The 40-year-old was known as an experienced hiker and did not disclose his hiking plans or potential routes. Authorities said he’s recently bought hiking equipment and took a mountaineering course. After checking trailheads throughout the Bishop area, Sheriff’s Deputies located his vehicle at North Lake Tuesday morning.

Dead body A body lies in the morgue at the Pima County Office of the Medical Examiner in Tucson, Arizona, Dec. 9, 2014. Photo: Getty Images/ John Moore

A forensic analysis of Stringer’s cell phone revealed that he had made a call on Nov. 3, before his planned hike. The search team used aerial support to fly to areas near and around North Lake while searching for the hiker, the statement further read.

A fundraising page was also initiated after the news spread. The donations will go toward funeral and childcare costs for the Huntington Beach hiker whose wife is pregnant with their first child.

“A good friend of ours tragically lost her husband this week, and she is 37 weeks pregnant with their first baby,” read the description on a GoFundMe page.

The page describes Alan as “an avid hiker who loved outdoors.”

It has raised more than $18,000 so far. The main aim of the page is to gather baby and mother essentials so that Stringer’s wife doesn’t have to worry for the first year.