Climber dies on Aoraki-Mt Cook

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An Australian soldier has died after falling about 40 metres down a crevasse on Aoraki-Mount Cook.

The man fell in the Grand Plateau area late last week.

The man was 44 years old and was a member of the  Australian Defence Force.

He was part of a group of 10 people  on a training exercise when he fell.

At this stage it is thought he was probing a crevasse when he fell.

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