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Long-Distance Walks with Mark Moxon

Mt Cook: Introduction

This section doesn't describe a long-distance walk per se, but by combining three treks in the Mt Cook area of New Zealand you can create a five-day hike that takes in glaciers, mountain huts and some of the most stunning views you'll ever see. The weather is a constant threat round these parts and because of the snowy conditions you should definitely check in with the Department of Conservation in Mt Cook before heading out on trickier routes like the Ball Shelter Route, but these aren't mountain climbs, they're treks, and in the summer you shouldn't need special equipment.