Australian climber dies in the Andes

Last updated 11:22 03/08/2010
Wiesenekker
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TRAGIC END: Members of a Bolivian rescue team carry the body of Australian climber Peter Cornelius Wiesenekker who died while climbing the Tuni Condoriri mountain near El Alto, La Paz.

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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.

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