The Southern Alps of New Zealand
Thought for the day..”Success is when preparation meets opportunity”
“The trouble with not having a goal is that you can spend your entire life running up and down the field and never score”
Two photos from yesterday, taken on a flight around the Southern Alps on the South Island of New Zealand. Unusually there was absolutely no wind over the mountains, meaning absolutely no turbulence, so I was able to fly closer to the mountains than normal. The photos are screenshots from the video camera (the video will go up on Youtube later), and show Mt. Aspiring (3033m high) in the Mt. Aspiring National Park. In the first photo, on the horizon left of the wing, you can see New Zealand’s highest mountain, Mt. Cook, which is now 3724m high. To the right of Mt. Aspiring is the large Bonar Glacier. Unfortunately there is a movement in New Zealand to rename many of the places and mountains with minority names, however the official names of the mountains are still Mt. Aspiring and also Mt. Cook. So here is Mt. Aspiring below the wingtip….
and another photo, again a screenshot from the video camera..The normal climbing route is up the long snow covered face (about 60 degrees) on the left, then along the ridge to the summit at 3033m.
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