30 Jun 2017

Climber who died on Mt Taranaki named

11:52 am on 30 June 2017

The climber who died on Mt Taranaki this week has been named by police as Morgan Ross Fraser, from Palmerston North.

The 22-year-old failed to return from a climbing trip on Tuesday and a search and rescue operation was launched the following day.

His body was found on the mountain just after midnight that night.

Mr Fraser's family said they were heartbroken but took comfort from knowing he was doing something he loved when he died.