Two climbers have died after being trapped on Mt Taranaki over the weekend.
Nicole Sutton, 29, and Hiroki Ogawa, 31, died after sheltering from bad weather in a snow cave. they were on the mountain for two days.
Rescuers attempted to reach the pair a number of times but bad weather prevented them from finding them
The pair were stuck on an outcrop called the Lizard on the north-western side of the mountain, near its 2500m summit.
Two other climbers who were also stranded on the mountain, but managed to walk down by themselves
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