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The Southern Alps run along the length of New Zealand's South Island. It is a spectacular range of glaciated mountains and valleys with many fjords cutting into the south-western coast. The mountains were formed through the convergence of the Australian and Pacific plates and are still growing. The western slopes of the range experience some of the heaviest year-round rainfalls in the world with up to 8000 millimetres measured per year. Mount Cook is the highest peak at 3744 meters. It is covered in snow and feeds the Tasman Glacier that is 27 kilometres long.

Use these co-ordinates to get to Mount Cook with Google Earth: -43.6240100542, 170.143114116


Smithsonian Institution, multiple contributors. 2003. Earth. Page 170 in Luhr JF, ed. Mountains and Volcanoes. New York: Dorling Kindersley Limited.