The 24 year old Danish woman who fell in the Mt Cook National Park this morning is described as being in Intensive Care, Christchurch Hospital, seriously ill.
Constable Brent SWANSON, Twizel Police, says it is believed that she slipped and struck several rocks on her way down.
"The rescue was difficult," he says. "However the conditions were perfect and she was able to be directly loaded into the helicopter rather than having to be winched aboard."
The guiding company she was with has been named as Alpine Guides Ltd.