Two climbers were rescued from Mt Tasman early this morning
after becoming trapped in a vertical crevasse during their
A rescue team was deployed at first light to search for the
pair who were overdue from a climb.
The men, a 23-year-old Australian and a 25-year-old
Briton, attained the summit on Saturday, Mid-South Canterbury
Area Commander Inspector Dave Gaskin said.
However, they ''got stuck'' on their return and spent two
nights in the crevasse awaiting rescue.
The pair were reported missing to the Department of
Conservation, and severe weather conditions raised concerns
for their welfare.
Both men were ''cold and wet'' but unharmed and have been
transported to Mt Cook Village, Insp Gaskin said