The Top of New Zealand – Mt. Cook

The Top of New Zealand – Mt. Cook

At 12,217ft, Mt. Cook is the highest point in all of New Zealand.  Not in the same league, altitude-wise, as many of the world’s more famous peaks but a legend to climbers all the same.

It’s an extremely difficult climb and many a climber have succumbed to avalanches or the steep ridges you’re forced to maneuver on the way to the peak.

So with this in mind, Jenna and I didn’t climb it 🙂

We opted instead to soak in the epic views from the lakes and streams below – enjoy!

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Woke up in the shadow of one of Mt Cook’s neighbors

 

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Monument to those who perished on Mt Cook

 

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Moon over the snow-covered ridge

 

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Stunning photo of a stream and mountain near Mt Cook

 

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Gorgeous mountain on the walk to Mt Cook

 

 

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Mini icebergs in the lake below

 

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Mt Cook and the lake below

 

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Mt Cook

 

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Gorgeous view of Mt Cook

 

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Jenna & the Beast

 

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Maybe we’ll climb it next time…

 

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Pano of Mt Cook and her lake (complete with mini icebergs)

 

Posted by on February 9, 2015

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