Tourist survives for month in frozen New Zealand wilderness after partner dies
A tourist from the Czech Republic, whose partner fell to his death, survived a harrowing month in the frozen New Zealand wilderness before being rescued, police said Thursday.
The woman was found Wednesday living in a park warden’s hut on the snowed-in Routeburn Track, Inspector Olaf Jensen told reporters. She was admitted to a local hospital and found to be in reasonable health, Jensen said, although she remained upset from her ordeal.
He said the young couple left July 26 to hike the 32-kilometer (20 mile) track, a route which typically takes three days. But Jensen said the couple became lost because the track markers were buried in deep snow. Read more…