A 25-year-old man who fell to his death climbing Mt Taranaki was well prepared for the conditions, police say.
The man died after falling from near the North Island mountain's summit while climbing with a companion today.
The other man was taken to Taranaki Base Hospital with minor injuries.
Police said while the conditions were clear, the area was icy.
(Taranaki Community Rescue Helicopter)
The pair had been well-prepared and had all the necessary gear, unlike a group that had been rescued earlier in the day, Inspector Keith Borrell said.
This morning, two other climbers were flown off the mountain after falling and injuring their legs.
Mountain Safety Council CEO Mike Daisley said with an increasing number of rescues on the mountain this year, hikers and climbers needed to remember the Outdoor Safety Code.
"There is some incredibly important information in there that might make the difference to you making it home," he said.
"It appears that the weather didn't play a huge role in the incident, but we're working with authorities to get a clear picture of the events leading up to this tragedy."
Police said they needed to notify the man's next of kin before releasing his name.