A search for a man thought to be missing in the Mt Aspiring
National Park at the weekend was called off after several
hours when it was discovered the climber was not overdue from
his expedition after all.
An Otago surveyor whose research knocked 30m of the official
height of Aoraki/Mt Cook last year says this week's large
rock avalanche on New Zealand's tallest peak does not mean
the mountain is continuing to shrink.