DIED FROM EXHAUSTION. TARARUA PARTY RETURNS. (By Telegraph.—Press Association.) LEVIN, this day. A party from the Waitopeliu Tramping Club, which left Levin at four o'clock on Tuesday morning to bring in the body of Ralph Wood, who died from exposure and exhaustion on the Tararuas on Sunday night, arrived back at 10 o'clock tliis morning. The party, after making a survey of all the ridges and outlets from where deceased was left, considered it quite impossible to bring the body out. A grave was dug in the rock just above the track on the western face of Twin Peak, and after a short service the body was laid to rest. The grave is marked by a ring of stones and has a cross at the head, on which a bunch of wild mountain flowers was tied.
The- party experienced an arduous trip owing to the damage caused by Sunday's cyclone, and had to depend on mud_holes for water. One tramper, who has had experience of all the most important Dominion mountains, considered it the hardest trip he had ever accomplished.
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MOUNTAIN GRAVE., Auckland Star, Volume LXVII, Issue 31, 6 February 1936
MOUNTAIN GRAVE. Auckland Star, Volume LXVII, Issue 31, 6 February 1936
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