New Zealand avalanche kills two Canadian hikers

The bodies of two 23-year-old Canadian hikers have been recovered about 350m below the Kepler Track on the South Island of New Zealand.

A section of the Kepler Track, New Zealand.

A section of the Kepler Track, New Zealand. Image by Evan Forester / CC BY 2.0

The students left Te Anau on the seventh of July and were reported missing by their families after not returning to Canada as planned on July 25. The Kepler Track is a 60km loop that runs through mountainous terrain in the Fiordland region of New Zealand. Officials have cautioned hikers to take extra care from May to October due to wintery conditions. Read more: straitstimes.com

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