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Avalanche risk normal despite deaths

A climber was killed when an avalanche on The Footstool swept him into a crevasse. Photo: Krzysztof Golik/Wikimedia Commons
With two fatal avalanches hitting Aoraki/Mt Cook last spring, DOC is advising visitors to seek advice and be prepared. Two climbers were killed on Mt Hicks in late October, and...

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