NZ Climber Athol Whimp Killed in Darransby Lindsay Griffin - BMC Mar/2012
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Although details are currently unclear, it appears 50-year old Whimp was moving along an easy but exposed ridge on Homer Saddle, a granite climbing area in New Zealand's Fiordland, when he slipped, falling 800m down the west flank.
Two friends, who were with him at the time, descended to Homer Tunnel entrance, where they were able to telephone rescue services. However, poor weather meant his body could not be recovered until next day.
This is an excerpt from the full report on the BMC website.
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