Volta Glacier

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The Volta Glacier is located in Mount Aspiring National Park in the Southern Alps of the South Island of New Zealand.

It is split into upper and lower glaciers which are connected by an icefall. The Upper Volta Glacier[1] is between 1,600–2,000 m (5,200–6,600 ft) in altitude and is surrounded by the 3 peaks of Glacier Dome, Pickelhaube and Fastness Peak, while the Lower Volta Glacier[2] sits directly under the North side of Mount Aspiring / Tititea and lies between 1,000–1,400 m (3,300–4,600 ft). The Glacier feeds the Pearson River, a tributary of the Waiatoto River which eventually runs out to the West Coast.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Place Name Detail: Upper Volta Glacier". New Zealand Geographic Placenames Database. Land Information New Zealand. Retrieved 4 December 2008. 
  2. ^ "Place Name Detail: Lower Volta Glacier". New Zealand Geographic Placenames Database. Land Information New Zealand. Retrieved 4 December 2008. 

Coordinates: 44°21′S 168°47′E / 44.350°S 168.783°E / -44.350; 168.783