Mt Cook, Mt Cook National Park
Mt Cook at dusk from a campsite above the Hooker valley. The Ball Pass (2200m) is at the extreme right with Turner Peak to its left. The upper Hooker glacier, La Perouse (~3000m) and the Baker saddle are apparent on the left of the picture.|
The Ball Pass gives access to the Tasman valley and provides splendid views of the Caroline face of Mt Cook. It's a good weekend alpine tramp - or a great day trip. You can even pay a certain Austrian guide to take you on "NZ's highest guided walk" and stay at the exclusive Caroline Hut. A good place for a snow craft course - if you don't get blown away in a Nor'wester. At 3764m (minus a little bit 'cause it fell off), Mt Cook is the highest peak in New Zealand.
This picture was taken from near my tent - it was very cold. The camera was balanced on a rock - never climb without a tripod!
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