Climber missing on New Zealand peak, another safe
An Australian climber was rescued on New Zealand's highest mountain, Mount Cook, on Saturday, while a search continued for his brother who has been missing for three days, news reports said.
The rescued man told police that his brother fell as worsening weather forced them to abandon a bid to climb the 3,754-metre-high peak on Thursday and he had not seen him since, Radio New Zealand reported.
A search was launched when the pair failed to return to a mountain hut to collect gear they had left there, dpa reported.
The rescued man, who was found at dawn by a searching helicopter, was not injured. The men's names were not immediately released.
A Japanese mountain guide died of exposure on Mount Cook on December 5 while his companion was rescued.