Mount Aspiring ( 3,033 metre )
the only mountain above 3000 metres
outside the Mount Cook region.
It lies within the Mount Aspiring National Park.
The Maori name is "Tititea" - "Glistening Peak".
It is called "the Matterhorn of the South"
due to its pyramidal peak as seen from the Dart River.
The Mount Aspiring region is classic mountaineering country.
The approach to the mountains is as enjoyable as the climbs themselves.
It is a region of open grassy flats, gentle bush tracks, hard hauls up the valley sides and high, wide snowfields.
Aspiring Hut in the Matukituki Valley
Fishtail Falls in Aspiring National Park
- A Guide for Mountaineers
This completely new guide gives full descriptions
of the popular peaks
and approaches from the two branches
of the Matukituki valley
and the head of the Dart Glacier.
For the first time, peaks north to Mt Alba,
and south to Mt Earnslaw, are described.
Ice climbing areas are also fully covered,
making this new guide an essential item
for all climbers visiting the region.
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