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Queenstown (photo), described as the & # 39; adventure capital of the world & # 39 ;, is known for its many outdoor activities

Two Australians throw themselves to death after falling hundreds of meters in a horror climbing accident in New Zealand

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Two Australians have been identified as the men who died after falling hundreds of meters in a horror climbing accident on Wednesday.

Brett Alexander Lentfer, 62, and James Harry Spaile, 44, were killed after their ropes were broken during a climb near Queenstown on the South Island of New Zealand.

They tried a challenging route over the top of the Remarkables Mountains, together with a guide who was unharmed.

Brett Alexander Lentfer, 62, and James Harry Spaile, 44, were killed after their ropes were broken during a climb in the Remarkables Mountains (photo) near Queenstown on the South Island of New Zealand

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Brett Alexander Lentfer, 62, and James Harry Spaile, 44, were killed after their ropes were broken during a climb in the Remarkables Mountains (photo) near Queenstown on the South Island of New Zealand

Police said the two men who were part of a journey by Aspiring Guides on the Grand Traverse route from & # 39; the side of a rock wall & # 39; fell.

The bodies were recovered on Wednesday afternoon and at 8 a.m. on Thursday, stuff reported.

Chris Prudden, first aid worker of the Queenstown mountain rescue team, said sharp stones may have caught the rope.

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