Climbers have discovered the skeletel remains of a hiker belived lost on Mount Cook in the 1980s.
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expatica.com reports Dieter Knoblich of Munich, who was traveling alone, fell into a canyon in Arthur’s Pass National Park in New Zealand’s South Island. Arthur’s Pass National Park, which is totally alpine and contains several glaciers and icefalls, had claimed the lives of dozens of visitors in recent years.
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Stuff reports Harold Henry Vernon attempting to celebrate his 80th birthday on top of Mount Taranaki in New Zealand fell to his death. The climber, who had been living in the US but was born in Wales, was reportedly ill-prepared for the ascent despite more than 50 years of climbing experience in New Zealand. He reportedly had attempted the mountain on four consecutive days prior to the accident but was beaten back by weather.
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New Zealand Stuff reports Erica Jane Beuzenberg, an acclaimed 41 year-old guide, and her British and Japanese clients was killed on Mount Cook after falling 650 feet on Ball Pass. Harsh weather is preventing recovery of the bodies. 214 people have died on Mount Cook since it was first climbed in 1894.
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Australian newspapers have had several articles about Marc David Freeman who died after falling 50 metres into a crevasse on Mount Aspiring in New Zealand. The area known as “The Ramp” on the Bonar was the site last year of an accident where two of three climbers who fell died. The Ramp is the most popular way of climbing the 3,027-metre Mount Aspiring. Other articles noted that Marc David Freeman was just concluding a round the world expedition when the accident occurred.
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