Hiker rescued from Mt Ngauruhoe

As stated by Senior Constable Barry Shepherd:

A 27-year-old Auckland man owes his life to rescuers from LandSAR Ruapehu Alpine Rescue Organisation (RARO) tonight after being stranded near the summit of Mt Ngauruhoe today.

The man was one of a group of 14 people from Auckland who set out this morning to hike over the Tongariro Alpine Crossing.

The group consisted of people of varying levels of fitness and enthusiasm, and the group split into several smaller groups as the day went on.

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