West Coast Police have released the name of a man who died while on a climbing trip in the Mawson Glacier area, South Westland, yesterday.
He was Eric Jacomb, aged 54 years, of Rangiora, north Canterbury.
Mr Jacomb’s body was recovered by the South Westland alpine rescue team early this morning. It’s believed he slipped on the ice and fell.
No other information is available tonight.