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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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State Highway 8, which connects Christchurch to Queenstown and also takes people to Aoraki/ Mt Cook, has got busier in recent years as visitor numbers have grown and Tekapo has expanded its footprint.
Our featured word is Aoraki, also known as Mt Cook, New Zealand's tallest mountain.
The 64-year-old mountaineer from Leeds was attempting a solo summit of Mt Mabel, seven kilometres south of Aoraki Mt Cook on New Zealand's South Island, when the accident happened.
A sheep farm in |Matamata, above; sunset at Aroaki Mt Cook National Park, left, and a scene from the final Hobbit movie, below
A sheep farm in Matamata, above; sunset at Aroaki Mt Cook NATIONALPark, below left, and a scene from the final Hobbit movie, below
Three climbers, one Australia and two Germans, last reported to be in New Zealand's Mt Cook, are now feared dead as the search party was called off.
A sheep farm in Matamata, above; sunset at Aroaki Mt Cook National Park, below left, and a scene from the final Hobbit movie, below
| A sheep farm in Matamata, |above; sunset at Aroaki Mt Cook National Park, right, and a scene from the final Hobbit movie, left
A sheep farm in Matamata, above; sunset at Aroaki Mt Cook National Park, right, and a scene from the final Hobbit movie, left
Tourism New Zealand has announced the locations for Hidden Bay (Turoa, Ohakune), Forest River (Pelorus River, Marlborough) Lake-town (Lake Pukaki, Mt Cook) and Beorn's House (Paradise, Queenstown) - all feature in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.
Lake Pukaki in Mt Cook was used a Lake-Town, while Paradise in Queenstown was used as the setting for Beorn's House.
The lake itself is a glacial lake, which is feed from Mt Cook national park giving it that magnificent turquoise colour.