Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Mount Cook

November 23, 2007

I caught the bus from Christchurch and went to Mount Cook (NZ highest mountain at a little over 12, 000 ft.). The statute is that of Sir Edmund Hillary who was the first climber to climb Everest. He was from NZ and Mt. Cook was where he and his sherpa, Tenzig Norgay, practiced before their Everest summit. I was there for a couple of hrs and then continued to Queenstown to spend the night. Tomorrow I catch the early bus to Te Anau and then a cruise on the famous Milford Sound.