getting to see the first red sunlight of the day hit the mountain peaks at sealy tarns was totally worth the 3am wake up call, 2000 vertical steps, and the various roadkill we created to get here 👌🏼

getting to see the first red sunlight of the day hit the mountain peaks at sealy tarns was totally worth the 3am wake up call, 2000 vertical steps, and the various roadkill we created to get here 👌🏼.

How many pieces of #glacier can we stack on my hat? And yes, we tasted it. #allnatural #aoraki #mountcook #newzealand

How many pieces of #glacier can we stack on my hat? And yes, we tasted it. #allnatural #aoraki #mountcook #newzealand .

Looking over Lake Pukaki towards the snow-capped Southern Alps.

Looking over Lake Pukaki towards the snow-capped Southern Alps..

Aoraki/ Mount Cook #legend русский ⏬ According to Māori #legend, #Aoraki was a young boy who, along with his three brothers, were the sons of Rakinui, the Sky Father. On their voyage around the Papatuanuku, the Earth Mother, their canoe became stranded on…

Aoraki/ Mount Cook #legend русский ⏬ According to Māori #legend , #Aoraki was a young boy who, along with his three brothers, were the sons of Rakinui, the Sky Father. On their voyage around the Papatuanuku, the Earth Mother, their canoe became stranded on a reef and tilted. Aoraki and his brothers climbed onto the top side of their canoe. However, the south wind froze them and turned them to stone. Their canoe became the Te Waka o Aoraki, the #SouthIsland , and their prows, the Marlborough Sounds. Aoraki, the tallest, became the highest peak, and his brothers created the Kā Tiritiri o te Moana, the #SouthernAlps . The Ngāi Tahu, the main iwi (tribe) of New Zealand's southern region, consider Aoraki as the most sacred of the ancestors that they had descended from. Aoraki brings the iwi with its sense of community and purpose, and remains the physical form of Aoraki and the link between the worlds of the supernatural and nature. #ГораКука священна для маори и совсем не удивительно, что о ее происхождении существует красивая #легенда , которая повествует о том, как сыновья Ранги и Папа (в мифологии народа #маори - отец-небо и мать-земля) #Аораки и трое его братьев отправились в путешествие и их вака села на мель на рифе и накренилась. Дабы не утонуть, они взобрались на нос судна, но ледяной ветер превратил их в камень – вака стала островом, а братья горными вершинами. Так как Аораки был самым высоким из братьев, наивысший пик и получил название «гора Аораки». Остров же маори стали называть Те Вака Аораки. В 1851 году капитан Джон Лорт Стокс дал горе английское название - Mount Cook, в честь знаменитого исследователя и первооткрывателя Джемса Кука. В 1998 году был принят закон, согласно которому правительство Новой Зеландии обязалось включить в название вершины ее историческое название, и гора Кука была переименована в Аораки/Маунт-Кук. #newzealandguide #purenewzealand #clouds #beautifulnewzealand #beautyaroundus #mountainsview #discovernz #mynzlife #nzguide #mountcook #новаязеландия_инфо #новаязеландия_южныйостров #новаязеландия #красотавокругнас #красивыйвид #lategram #16weeks #nofilter #explorenz #explorenewxealand #hookerwalley #облака .

Blue lakes, high mountains. Looking back at this makes the planning of new trips even better! 🛫

Blue lakes, high mountains. Looking back at this makes the planning of new trips even better! 🛫.

The Tasman Glacier in Aoraki National Park.

#newzealand #tasmanglacier #mountcook #exploreeverything #exploremore

The Tasman Glacier in Aoraki National Park. #newzealand #tasmanglacier #mountcook #exploreeverything #exploremore .

One of the many paths you can take around Mount Cook. The Hooker Valley Glacier walk offers many magnificent views that show off the natural beauty of New Zealand. #mountcook #mountaoraki #hookervalleytrail #hookervalley #nature #mountain #glacier #southislandnz…

One of the many paths you can take around Mount Cook. The Hooker Valley Glacier walk offers many magnificent views that show off the natural beauty of New Zealand. #mountcook #mountaoraki #hookervalleytrail #hookervalley #nature #mountain #glacier #southislandnz #newzealand #nz #newzealandguide #travelnewzealand #explorenewzealand #explorenz #travelnz .

Selv på en skyet dag er her vildt smukt 🗻😍 #MountCook#NZ

Selv på en skyet dag er her vildt smukt 🗻😍 #MountCook #NZ .

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