Mt Cook, Mt Cook National Park

Mt Cook at dusk from a campsite on the Sealy Range (taken from my sleeping bag!). The rocky mass in the foreground is Mt Kitchener. The head of the Tasman Glacier can be seen at the far right, on the horizon. The ridge running off Mt Cook to the right forms the Mt Cook Range and separates the Hooker valley from the Tasman Glacier. The peaks on the horizon behind, from left to right, are the Minarets, Elie de Beaumont and the Hochstetter Dome.

The prominent shoulder peak to the left of Mt Cook is called Mt Hicks. In this view we are looking straight on at the 500m south face which contains some of the hardest ice routes in New Zealand.

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