Story: South Canterbury region

Aoraki/Mt Cook memorial

Aoraki/Mt Cook memorial

Aoraki/Mt Cook has long attracted mountaineers, but not all have returned safely from their adventures. This memorial near the Hermitage hotel commemorates the dozens of climbers who have perished on the mountain.

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Te Ara - The Encyclopedia of New Zealand
Photograph by Jock Phillips

How to cite this page:

John Wilson, 'South Canterbury region - Mackenzie Country', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 22 October 2016)

Full story by John Wilson, published 28 Feb 2007, updated 12 May 2015