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Aoraki/ Mount Cook

Listed under Mountains in South Island, New Zealand.

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  • Photo of Aoraki/ Mount Cook
  • Photo of Aoraki/ Mount Cook
  • Photo of Aoraki/ Mount Cook
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Aoraki or Mount Cook, depending on your lineage, is New Zealandメs highest mountain. Three summits poke out of this peak, park of a spine of mountains that runs along the South Island. At 3,754 metres, Mount Cook is only one of 140 peaks in the range which top 2,000 metres.

The Tasman and Hooker Glaciers cover part of the approach to the summit. A settlement, Mount Cook Village, has sprung up around the base camp, proving how popular the mountain is, and is just 7kms below the Tasman Glacier. First conquered in 1894, itメs a challenging summit, with weather conditions on the final stretch VERY changeable. Lots of people go up onto the glacier though, some by hard graft, some in helicopters.

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