Injured tramper flown out of Mt Aspiring National Park

Walking to Aspiring Hut, Mt Aspiring National Park, near Wanaka.
MARJORIE COOK

Walking to Aspiring Hut, Mt Aspiring National Park, near Wanaka.

A man is recovering after he spent a night in a tramping hut after falling down a waterfall.

The 21-year-old German man was airlifted out of Mt Aspiring National Park near Wanaka about 10am on Saturday after alerting authorities from the Aspiring Hut.

A police spokeswoman said the man reported he had fallen down the waterfall and stayed in the hut as he was "too hurt to walk out".

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A helicopter reached the injured man about midday.

St John spokesman Ian Henderson said he was taken to Lakes District Hospital with moderate injuries.

In August last year, Czech tramper tramper Pavlina Pizova survived a month alone in a remote Routeburn hut following the death of her partner from a fall.

 


 

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