Mitre Peak, New Zealand
Mitre Peak, Milford Sound
|Elevation||1,692 m (5,551 ft)|
|Parent peak||Aoraki/Mount Cook|
|South Island, New Zealand|
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The distinctive shape of the peak in southern New Zealand gives the mountain its name, after the mitre headwear of Christian bishops. It was named by a survey crew from the HMS Acheron.
Part of the reason for its iconic status is its location. Close to the shore of Milford Sound, in the Fiordland National Park in the southwestern South Island, it is a stunning sight. Rising to 1,692 metres (i.e. just over a mile) from the water of the sound (more technically a fjord), it is actually a closely grouped set of five peaks, although from most easily accessible viewpoints it appears as a single point.
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