Mount Cook

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Cook, Mount,

New Zealand: see Aorangi, MountAorangi, Mount
, Mount Aoraki
[both: Maori,=cloud in the sky], or Mount Cook,
12,254 ft (3,735 m) high, on the South Island, New Zealand, in the Southern Alps; highest peak of New Zealand. Several glaciers, including the Tasman and Hooker, radiate from its flanks.
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Cook, Mount


(local name in Maori, Aorangi: “large white cloud”), a peak on South Island, New Zealand. Elevation 3,764 m. The highest peak in the country, Mount Cook is formed of crystalline rocks. Its summit is saddle-shaped and has extremely steep slopes. There are névés and glaciers (the Tasman Glacier is 29 km long). Mount Cook was named in honor of J. Cook.

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Stints in the colonial service, at an Australian university, and in the legal profession do not prevent him from pursuing his mountain dreams and Harding squeezes in jaunts to the Pyrenees, Mount Cook, Mount Kenya, Anatolia, and a host of other locales.