Mt Ngauruhoe rescue on Friday
March 19, 2012, 8:25 am
A 19 year old American woman was rescued off Mt Ngauruhoe on Friday 16 March after becoming trapped by steep terrain off trail on her descent from the summit.
She reached the top of the mountain around 9am on Friday, having found her way there by an unorthodox route from the Mangatepopo Valley. Her descent took her down a similar route but she lost her nerve a third of the way down and called Police for help. Some of her gear tumbled down the mountain ahead of her and she ripped the seat out of her pants while sliding down the s