Story: Mountaineering

Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park

Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park

The centre of mountaineering in New Zealand is the alpine region of the South Island. The main focus remains Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park, where the mountains are highest and the challenges great. This climber is ascending Clarke Saddle, between Mt Dampier and Mt Tasman.

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John Wilson, 'Mountaineering - The New Zealand scene', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 16 April 2024)

Story by John Wilson, published 24 Sep 2007, updated 1 Feb 2017