Climber dies on Mount Cook

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Aoraki Mount Cook. File photo / Doug Sherring

Aoraki Mount Cook. File photo / Doug Sherring

An experienced overseas climber was not tethered to his partner when he plummeted 600m to his death on Aoraki Mt Cook this morning.

The pair had been skiing and traversing near the lower summit, at an elevation of about 3700m, when the man fell down the mountain’s main ridge.

Police said it was believed he may have fallen vertically some 600m.

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