Rāhui in place after the climber’s body is recovered from Mt Ngāuruhoe


A climber’s body has been recovered after a man fell to his death in a trench on Mt Ngāuruhoe in the central North Island.

The body of a climber who fell into a trench on Mount Ngāuruhoe has been found.
Photo: Alexia Russell

Police said they were alerted by the Rescue Coordination Center shortly after 5 p.m. yesterday that a personal locating beacon had been activated.

Despite the Greenlea rescue helicopter quickly locating the man, he was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

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His body was recovered by helicopter this morning by police and members of the Ruapehu Alpine Rescue Organization.

A rāhui is now in place on the mountain.



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