Kōrero: Glaciers and glaciation

Mt Aspiring

Mt Aspiring

Often compared to the Matterhorn in the European alps, Mt Aspiring has the distinctive shape of a glacial horn, with sharp ridges – arêtes – leading up to the high peak. Features like this are typical of glaciated mountains, formed where three or more cirques (steep-sided basins) intersect, forming a pyramid shape.

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Photograph by Christina Troup

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Eileen McSaveney, 'Glaciers and glaciation - Retreating ice and the glacier legacy', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/10745/mt-aspiring (accessed 30 January 2020)

He kōrero nā Eileen McSaveney, i tāngia i te 24 Sep 2007