2 Aug 2018

Australian climber still missing at Mt Aspiring

From Morning Report, 8:27 am on 2 August 2018

An Australian climber is still missing at Mount Aspiring National Park near Wanaka, despite rescue teams searching for him overnight. Bad weather hampered the search on Wednesday - and there are concerns about how long he can survive given he was only lightly equipped. The 29-year-old man, who is climbing alone, activated a distress beacon after failing to return on Monday. Rescue Co-ordination Centre spokesperson Pania Shingleton talks to Alex Perrottet.