Czech Man Falls To His Death At Mount Aspiring In New Zealand
December 28, 2016 – Czech Man Falls To His Death At Mount Aspiring In New Zealand
A mountain climber fell several hundred metres to his death at Mount Aspiring in New Zealand’s Southern Alps, police said on Wednesday.
“The man, believed to be a tourist fell from the north-west ridge, the most commonly-climbed path to the mountain’s 3,000-metre peak, and onto a glacier,’’ police said.
It reported that the climber was a Czech man in his mid-20s.
Police, however, had not yet confirmed the man’s identity.
It took the volunteer Wanaka Police Search and Rescue three hours to locate and recover the man’s body.
Rescue coordinator, Sgt. Aaron Nicholson described the climber’s death as a tragedy.
“The very busy start to the summer outdoor season is a sobering reminder of the inherent risks in mountaineering,’’ Nicholson stressed.
December 28, 2016 at 8:34 PM
Big Aunty Koks
December 28, 2016 at 10:29 PM
Pity. Do they climb without partners ?
December 29, 2016 at 5:29 PM
Why do people climb mountain and What do they get from climbing a Mountain?
I take a stroll…