A rock climber is in a serious condition after falling 7m at Tongariro National Park this morning.
The woman, in her early 20s, was with her climbing partner in the popular climbing spot in the Mangatepopo Valley when she fell about 10.30am.
She was knocked unconscious and had been bashed around from the fall, a Greenlea Rescue Helicopter pilot said.
"She landed on a very convenient ledge so we could just pick her up and throw her in the door."
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The woman suffered moderate to serious injuries and was flown to Rotorua Hospital.
"She was really lucky."
The incident comes just over a week after an Auckland hiker was found frozen and unable to move in freezing temperatures on Mt Ngauruhoe.
The man was found at 7pm last Saturday by two LandSAR Ruapehu Alpine Rescue Organisation (Raro) members near the summit of the Tongariro National Park peak.
Senior Constable Barry Shepherd said the man was frozen and couldn't move.
"He's a lucky man, things could have been worse, but due to the skill of our team, we found him in the cloud when visibility was only at arm's length."
Meanwhile, a man in his 60s suffered a a fractured ankle after falling at Long Bay on the North Shore this afternoon. He was airlifted to North Shore Hospital by the Auckland Westpac Rescue Helicopter about 2pm.