The Grand Plateau, Mt Cook National Park

Sunrise from a bivy on Glacier Rock, looking out over a cloud-filled Tasman valley - The Grand Plateau. This rock out-crop at the edge of the plateau has been used as a base for attempts on Cook since the first climbers late last century. Plateau hut, a few hundred metres away, now provides the main climbing accommodation.
  • Plateau Hut (36k)
  • Crossing the Grand Plateau, beneath the East face of Cook (38k)
  • Mt Tasman from the Grand Plateau (35k)
  • Mealmates! (25k)

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