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climber stranded on Mt Cook

3:08:36 PM

"RESCUE efforts to reach an Australian climber stranded on New Zealand's Aoraki/Mt Cook have been hampered by bad weather.

NZPA reports the 34-year-old is at Kelman Hut, at 2450m, with 14 other climbers, three guides, and two search and rescue personnel. His situation is worsened however by a suspected collapsed lung.

Bad weather prevented any attempt to fly him to hospital yesterday, but rescue teams were dropped off with oxygen and pain relief for the man, who has not been named. It is hoped another attempt can be made to airlift him to hospital tomorrow, Department of Conservation ranger Ray Bellringer told NZPA.

The climber was among a group on an instruction course when he took ill at about midday yesterday, NZPA said."

3:46:14 PM
He is not on Mt Cook - sigh...
Scotty A
5:33:02 PM
Anyone got an update on this story?
(No im not a journo, just curious and hoping he made it out ok!)
6:21:04 PM
there was an article in smh recently (google search + for better results). he's in christchurch hospital or something now. took 3 days or something to get him out (can you tell i didn't pay much attention to the actual details?)

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