Two climbers dead after fall from peak in New Zealand's Mt Cook national park


The bodies of the experienced climbers were found at the base of a steep mountain face but falling rock and ice is making recovery difficult

Two climbers have fallen to their deaths in New Zealand’s Aoraki/Mount Cook national park.

The bodies of the experienced pair, who were last heard from via a radio call on 28 December, were found on New Year’s Day at the bottom of a steep face on the eastern slopes of the 3300m Mount Silberhorn.

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