Monday, July 15, 2024

Rāhui for Mt Ruapehu climber lifted

A rāhui placed on the eastern slopes of Mt Ruapehu following the death of a climber on Saturday, has now been lifted.

On 29 June, Auckland University graduate, marine biologist Wednesday Davis, passed away as a result of injuries sustained during a fall in the vicinity of Whangaehu Hut on Mt Ruapehu, the Department of Conservation confirmed in a statement.

“NZ Police, the Ruapehu Alpine Rescue Organisation (RARO) and Tukino Ski Field staff collaborated to rescue the climber,” said the Department, which coordinated the placement of the rāhui above the mountain’s 2,000-metre mark.

“All involved have expressed their condolences to the family, friends and whānau of the deceased.”

To show respect, all hikers in the area were asked to consider refraining from accessing the area during the rāhui, which was lifted at 6am today.

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