Man dies on Routeburn Track

The Routeburn Track. Photo Getty
The Routeburn Track. Photo Getty
A man died on the Routeburn Track, in Mt Aspiring National Park, early today.

Police were called to the scene just before 1am.

A police spokeswoman said the man was believed to have had a medical event and there were no suspicious circumstances.

The man's death will be referred to the coroner.

In 2016, a Czech tourist fell to his death on the track. His partner Pavlina Pizova survived for a month in a warden's hut before being rescued.

The Department of Conservation describes the 32km long Routeburn Track, one of the country's Great Walks, as "the ultimate alpine adventure". It takes three days to walk on average and winds through valleys below the Southern Alps.

 

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