Mount Tasman

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Mount Tasman
Mount Tasman 2.jpg
Elevation 3,497 m (11,473 ft)
Prominence 519 m (1,703 ft)
Listing New Zealand #2
Location
Mount Tasman is located in New Zealand
Mount Tasman
Mount Tasman
South Island, New Zealand, New Zealand
Range Southern Alps
Coordinates 43°34′S 170°9′E / 43.567°S 170.150°E / -43.567; 170.150Coordinates: 43°34′S 170°9′E / 43.567°S 170.150°E / -43.567; 170.150
Climbing
First ascent February 1895 by E. A. Fitzgerald, Matthias Zurbriggen und Jack Clarke
Easiest route glacier/snow/ice climb

Mount Tasman (Rarakiroa in Māori) is New Zealand's second highest mountain, rising to a height of 3497 metres. It is located in the Southern Alps of the South Island, four kilometres to the north of its larger neighbour, Aoraki/Mount Cook. Unlike Aoraki/Mount Cook, Mount Tasman sits on the South Island's Main Divide, on the border between Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park and Westland National Park. It is the highest point in Westland District.

Aoraki / Mount Cook National Park[edit]

Mount Tasman is located in Aoraki / Mount Cook National Park in the Canterbury region, which was established in 1953 and along with Westland National Park, Mount Aspiring National Park and Fiordland National Park forms one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

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