Pavlina Pizova and Ondrej Petr
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Hiker describes 30-day ordeal lost in NZ mountains

A Czech hiker who went missing a month ago in the snowy mountains of New Zealand has described the "harrowing" ordeal in which her partner died.

Pavlina Pizova said she and Ondrej Petr began hiking the Routeburn track in Fiordland National Park on 26 July, but got lost in bad conditions.

After one night in the open, Petr, 27, slipped in a steep ice slope and died, Ms Pizova told reporters.

She said she spent the night with his body before moving on to find shelter.

She then stayed in a hut for almost a month.

  • 26 Aug 2016
  • From the section Asia
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