Climbers killed in Remarkables named

The pair died while climbing in the Renarkables yesterday. Photo: Guy Williams
The pair died while climbing in the Renarkables yesterday. Photo: Guy Williams
Police have released the names of the two men who died in a climbing accident in The Remarkables near Queenstown yesterday.

They were Australian residents Brett Alexander Lentfer (62) and James Harry Spaile (44).

Otago-Lakes area commander Inspector Olaf Jensen talks to media about the incident. Photo: Guy...
Otago-Lakes area commander Inspector Olaf Jensen talks to media about the incident. Photo: Guy Williams
The two men died after falling while on an Aspiring Guides trip of the Grand Traverse.  

The pair had been roped together when they fell about 11.45am, Sergeant Steve Watt, of Queenstown, said.

In a statement, police said the pair ''fell from the side of a cliff face''.

Aspiring Guides general manager Jess Marriot confirmed there had been a ''serious incident'' involving ''one of our parties'' yesterday.

Alpine Rescue team member Chris Prudden said the area of the incident was ''a very steep mountainside''.

Mr Prudden said he was guiding clients at Lake Alta, just below the traverse, when the incident happened.

One body was recovered yesterday and the second was recovered this morning.

 

 

 

 

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