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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