Glen and Ben Nevis The Munros West Highland Way
White Cliffs of Dover Mount Cook Other Photos

Mount Cook

Mt Cook is the centerpiece of the Mt Cook National Park. It is also the highest mountain in New Zealand at 3744m. The Maori name for it is appropriately Aoraki - "cloud-piercer". The height was 3754m until a couple of million tonnes dropped off the summit in a massive landslide in 1991.

The photos on this page were taken on a bus trip around the South Island that I took in 1995 to remind myself what is down there.

Mt Cook from the shores of Lake Tekapo
Mt Cook from the shores of Lake Tekapo
Mt Cook from the motor park at Glentanner
Mt Cook from the motor park at Glentanner
Mt Sefton and Mt Cook Village
Mt Sefton and Mt Cook Village (well camouflaged under the left ridge)
Mt Cook in clouds at the head of Hooker Valley
Mt Cook in clouds at the head of Hooker Valley
Mt Cook and the Hooker Valley
Mt Cook and the Hooker Valley
The Alpine Monument to the climbers who have lost their lives in the Southern Alps
The Alpine Monument to the climbers who have lost their lives in the Southern Alps
Glen and Ben Nevis The Munros West Highland Way
White Cliffs of Dover Mount Cook Other Photos