Story: Aerial recreation

Gliding over Aoraki/Mt Cook

Gliding over Aoraki/Mt Cook

Rising air currents enable glider pilots to attain great altitudes, as this photograph shows. Flying north from Ōmarama, New Zealand’s famous gliding centre, the pilot looks down on 3,724-metre Aoraki/Mt Cook, the highest peak in the Southern Alps.

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Glide Omarama
Photograph by Rod Morris

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Aerial recreation - Gliding', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/6097/gliding-over-aorakimt-cook (accessed 15 October 2019)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 12 Jun 2006