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Category: Mountains, Local time: 01:19:25, Altitude: 3754m

Mount Cook, also known as Aoraki, is the highest mountain in New Zealand Zealand . It is situated on the west coast of the South Island, in the Southern Alps, in the Aoraki National Park , registered as the UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1990.

About Mount Cook

Mount Cook reaches the height of 3754 meters. It is the glacial peak and it is a popular tourist and climbing destination. It is surrounded by Tasmanian and Hooker Glaciers. The first people who climbed Mount Cook were Tom Fyfe, George Graham and Jack Clarke in 1894. Its English name celebrates Captain James Cook, who first discovered and circumnavigated the islands of New Zealand in 1770. The top of Mount Cook is accessible from Mount Cook Village, which is the tourist center and the base camp. It lies about 4km from the foot of the Tasmanian Glacier and about 12km south of the mountain top.

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GPS: -43.5997, 170.1389
Altitude: 3276 m
Highest peak -altitude (m): 3754 m
When was the top climbed first time?: 1894
Last update: Nov 10, 2012 7:00:41 PM

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