Climbers' bodies recovered from Fiordland National Park

UNSPECIFIED - CIRCA 2004:  New Zealand, South Island, Te Wahipounamu, Fiordland National Park, Milford Track, river Arthur.  (Photo By DEA / C. DANI I. JESKE/De Agostini/Getty Images)
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The bodies of two climbers have been recovered from the Fiordland National Park.

Police and members of the Alpine Rescue Team recovered the two men from around Mt Sabre in the Darran Mountains on Friday.

"Police were alerted to the missing climbers on Thursday but were unable to fly into the area at the time due to deteriorating weather conditions," a police spokesperson says.

"A helicopter and search teams were able to access the area early yesterday morning and the climbers were located at around 8:00am.

"A team spent yesterday recovering the bodies and completing a scene examination to establish the cause of the deaths."

Police extend condolences to the families of the two men, and say their names will be released as soon as appropriate.

Their deaths will be referred to the coroner.