Soldier rescued after surviving week on New Zealand mountain

A search has been launched for Australian climber missing near Mt Aspiring

A search has been launched for Australian climber missing near Mt Aspiring

An Australian soldier trapped by severe weather on a New Zealand mountain for almost a week is being flown to safety, with rescuers saying he was found in the nick of time.

A break in the weather this afternoon has allowed two helicopters to reach Terry Harch and the four rescuers who made it to him last night.

She says they are with him right now looking after him on the mountain and they will evacuate him tomorrow as soon as the mountain is clear.

"Authorities said the man had survived strong winds, heavy snow and temperatures that, when the wind-chill was factored in, had fallen to minus-16 Celsius (3 Fahrenheit) in the Southern Hemisphere winter", Time writes. Harch, an experienced climber, was found after someone in the United States picked up his beacon signal and called New Zealand's Rescue Co-ordination Centre (RCCNZ).

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New Zealand attracts climbers from around the world and has on average 37 mountain search and rescue missions a year.

"It's a great result, as we did not want the climber spending another night on the mountain".

Rescue crews have found the Australian climber who has been missing since midday on Monday in sub-zero conditions on Mt Aspiring near Wanaka.

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"They have set up a tent and they have food, clothes and equipment for him". An official of the rescue team told Radio New Zealand that they think he dug himself a shelter to get protection from the extreme conditions.

The alarm was raised on Monday and rescue crews watched his beacon moving around the mountain for days as concerns grew.

In all, the soldier has spent nearly seven days on the mountain in sub-zero temperatures, in heavy snow and high winds. "A snow cave is used as an emergency shelter", he said.

"It's a good place to hide to get out of the weather", Day said. Wanaka LandSAR alpine rescue team leader Davie Robinson said they found him "cold, exhausted and dehydrated" but conscious.

The region has seen a lot of fresh snow in the past few days.

MetService meteorologist Melissa Oosterwijk said the weather had improved since Thursday night, but there was still some rain and low cloud about in the Wanaka area with temperatures of minus 1 degree.

Over the past decade more than 30 people have died in and around Mount Aspiring National Park, one of the country's most popular playgrounds for adventure-seekers, local media reported.

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