Australian climber dies in the Andes
An Australian man has fallen to his death while mountaineering high up in the Bolivian Andes.
Authorities have identified the man as 50-year-old Peter Cornelius Wiesenekker.
They say he was near the top of the 5700-metre Tuni Condoriri on Friday when he plunged about 200 metres from a crag.
His body was found the next night with a broken leg, blows to the head and frozen from the cold.
Lieutenant Jorge Ramirez of the firefighters' rescue unit said on Monday that a 31-year-old German climber tied to Wiesenekker also fell, but survived. Isabel Suppe was recovering from her injuries at a hospital.
The Australian consulate confirmed Wiesenekker's death. There was no immediate information on his hometown.