Mount Tutoko

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Mount Tutoko
Mount Tutoko is located in New Zealand
Mount Tutoko
Mount Tutoko
Location in the South Island, New Zealand
Highest point
Elevation 2,723 m (8,934 ft) [1]
Prominence 2,191 m (7,188 ft) [1]
Listing Ultra
New Zealand #23
Coordinates 44°35′33″S 168°00′45″E / 44.59250°S 168.01250°E / -44.59250; 168.01250Coordinates: 44°35′33″S 168°00′45″E / 44.59250°S 168.01250°E / -44.59250; 168.01250[1]
Geography
Location South Island, New Zealand
Parent range Darran Mountains
Climbing
First ascent Turner and Graham, 1924

Mount Tutoko is the highest peak in Fiordland National Park, in southwest New Zealand. It lies between the Hollyford Valley and Milford Sound, 15 kilometres due north of the Homer Tunnel, and rises to a height of 2,723 metres (8,934 ft).[2] Two slightly lower summits lie just to the south of the main peak.

The first ascent of Tutoko was by Samuel Turner and Peter Graham in 1924, climbing by way of the northwest ridge.

The mountain is thought to have been named after Tutoko, a Māori chief who lived at Martin's Bay, close to the mouth of the Hollyford River.

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  1. ^ a b c "New Zealand - South Island" Peaklist.org. Retrieved 2012-01-11.
  2. ^ "Tutoko, New Zealand" Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 2012-01-11.

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