Experienced Guide Killed On Mount Cook

by Jack Geldard On the 1st of Jan 2008, experienced Mountain Guide Anton Wopereis was tragically killed near the summit of Mount Cook NZ.Anton Francis Wopereis, 54, an extremely experienced Mountain Guide and member of the Wanaka Mountain Rescue Team, had been guiding a Scottish client when he fell 60m as he dislodged some loose ice. The Scottish woman was interviewed by police and the New Zealand Mountain Guides Association after a gruelling wait to be rescued by other guides. “She was full of praise for [Mr Wopereis] and also for other guides that came to his and her assistance,” said association executive officer Dave Crow. We extend our sympathy to everyone involved in this tragic accident. Sources: Yahoo Aspiringguides.com Everestnews.com