Two Men Fall To Their Deaths In New Zealand's Mt. Cook National Park

Two Men Fall To Their Deaths In New Zealand's Mt. Cook National Park

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Two Men Fall To Their Deaths In New Zealand's Mt. Cook National Park

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On Friday 36-year-old Australian, Duncan Robert Rait, fell 150 meters to his death when he slipped from a ridge-line near the Tasman Saddle Hut in Aoraki/Mt. Cook National Park on New Zealand’s South Island. Rait was alive when rescuers reached him but was later pronounced daed at a local hospital. Rait had planned to spend four days ski touring in the area with his brother.

The following day, Englishman Robert Buckley, 31, fell 700 meters to his own death elsewhere in the same National Park. It is reported that Buckley was an inexperienced mountain climber using rental gear when he slipped on ice and slid to his death.

Mr Buckley’s body was recovered later in the day.

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