New Zealand: Injured German tourist rescued, nearly fatal climbing accident

Posted on March 8, 2013 • Filed under: New Zealand, Tourist Injured, Tourist Stories

According to, “Rescuers of a badly injured German climber who survived an 18 hour-ordeal in a huge crevasse high in the Southern Alps believe a small ledge saved her life. Experienced mountain climber Sabine Hellenbrandt, 34 slid an unknown distance down the west face of Glacier Peak early yesterday afternoon and smashed into the crevasse’s downhill side, slipping a further 5m till a ledge stopped her about 10 metres down.” Read Article

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