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Climbing Mount Cook

When you reach the summit of Mount Cook, New Zealand's highest peak, you will feel like a conqueror of the world

Climbing Mount Cook in New Zealand - Best Time
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Tristan Schmurr

Those who do not choose simple ways in their lives and crave for new achievements, will not choose helicopter tour, but will rather challenge themselves with the ascent to the summit of the highest mountain in New Zealand called Mount Cook also known as Aoraki, which is its Maori name meaning "cloud piercer".

It towers 3,724 meters into the sky. The mountain is located within Mount Cook National Park on the west coast of the South Island and belongs to the World's Heritage of Unesco owing to its stunning alpine landscapes. Mount Cook was climbed for the first time in late 1894 on the Christmas Day, whereas the first female mountaineer ascended the glaciated peak in 1910.

Climbing Mount Cook in New Zealand - Best Season

Needless to say, that one has to be prepared for this kind of journey both physically and mentally. The best time to overcome the giant is summer time, to be more precise this is the time from November to early January ​when the crevasses are smaller than usual, and thus it climbing is considerably safer.

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