The body of a missing mountain climber has been identified 42 years after he went missing.
New Zealander David Erik Moen, 19, was caught in an avalanche in September 1973 on the country's remote Tasman glacier.
It was not until January this year, however, that remains were found and taken for DNA testing.
Police have now announced that the tests show the body, which was reportedly "well-preserved" when it was found in the frozen wilderness, is Mr Moen.
His father, Erek, died only a few weeks before the discovery of his son's remains. He died at a rest home in Alexandra on January 30, aged 92 - just over a year after his wife of 62 years died in a Christchurch rest home.
Surviving relatives, however, said they were grateful to police for their work.