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Climber dies after fall in Canterbury

Friday 2 Dec 2016 11:11 a.m.

A climber has died on Mt Harper near Ashburton (Getty)

A climber has died on Mt Harper near Ashburton (Getty)

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A climber has died after falling a "considerable distance" during a day tramping trip at Mount Harper west of Ashburton.

Emergency services were alerted to the incident on Thursday afternoon after a locator beacon was activated by the climber's partner. 

A rescue helicopter was sent to the scene and saw a body however were not able to recover the body due to the conditions. 

The partner was taken to safety and is safe and well.

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