British woman, 30, miraculously survives a 100 METRE fall down the side of a rocky mountain in New Zealand with just bruises and cuts after slipping on ice
- British national horrifically fell 100m down ice-covered cliff edge and survived
- 30-year-old had been hiking with an Austrian woman for a few hours in morning
- Woman suffered bruising and head bump before flown to New Zealand hospital
A British woman has survived a horrific plunge down a rocky mountain after trying to traverse an icy crossing.
The 30-year-old woman fell 100 metres down the ice-covered cliff edge while she was hiking with an Austrian woman.
The British national slipped on ice at the Tongariro Alpine Crossing, at New Zealand’s North Island, and suffered a knock to the head, bruises and cuts, New Zealand Herald reported.
A British woman has survived a horrific plunge down a rocky mountain after trying to cross an icy summit. Pictured: A rescue volunteer at the scene
The hiker, who had been living and working in New Zealand, was air lifted to hospital Thursday morning.
The women had only been trekking the area for about three-and-a-half hours before rescuers found the 30-year-old at 7.30am after suffering the terrifying fall.
Senior Constable Barry Shepherd of Taupō Police told the publication the woman was ‘pretty beaten up’.
‘It’s icy up there, that whole Red Crater summit was icy,’ he said.
‘It’ll thaw and soften around later morning but freezes overnight and will be frozen in the mornings and if you get a bit of cloud and it stays under cloud, it won’t thaw out at all.’
The British woman is recovering in Rotorua Hospital, about two hours north of the incident.
The women had only been trekking the area for about three-and-a-half hours before rescuers found the 30-year-old at 7.30am after suffering the terrifying fall (stock image of the Tongariro Alpine Crossing)
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