Mount Cook

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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