Climber Rescued After 7 Days On Freezing Mountain

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An Australian climber who survived nearly seven days in freezing conditions on a New Zealand mountain has been airlifted to safety, rescuers say.

Terry Harch, 29, was reported missing on Monday after failing to return from a hike at Mt Aspiring, near Wanaka, reports the BBC.

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Lt Harch had endured freezing winds of up to 60 km/h (37 mph) and heavy snow.

62We think he dug himself a snow dug-out shelter and that63s distress beacon on Tuesday

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