Two rescuers climbed through the night to reach a climber hurt in a fall near Mount Aspiring in central Otago.
The 57-year-old man, who was with his wife and son, suffered chest injuries.
Police say the Rescue Coordination Centre was alerted about 10.30pm last night after the family activated a locator beacon.
Senior Sergeant Dave Scott said poor weather prevented a helicopter from landing so two Search and Rescue personnel climbed from below French Ridge Hut to the site.
He said once the weather cleared, a helicopter was able to land.
The injured man was flown to Wanaka Medical Centre about 8am this morning.