Story: Mountaineering

Face climbs, Aoraki/Mt Cook

By the end of the 1950s all the ridges of Aoraki/Mt Cook and Mt Tasman had been climbed. The challenge now was to conquer the faces of these mountains. This map shows the routes on the south side. Hold the mouse over the icons to highlight each route and its name.

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Source: Alex Palman. Aoraki Mount Cook: a guide to mountaineering in the Aoraki/Mount Cook region, including the Westland glaciers and Godley Valley, 3rd ed. Christchurch: New Zealand Alpine Club, 2001.

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How to cite this page:

John Wilson, 'Mountaineering - Climbing faces', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/interactive/10506/face-climbs-aorakimt-cook (accessed 19 June 2019)

Story by John Wilson, published 24 Sep 2007, updated 2 Feb 2017