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The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 8, Issue 6 (October 2, 1933)

Majesty of Mt. Cook

Majesty of Mt. Cook.

Has the world a better alpine playground than the Mt. Cook region offers in all seasons? Apparently not—according to the testimony of many famous travellers. The well-known alpinist, Marcel Kurz, gave this tribute: “I search my memory in vain for a mountain in the Swiss Alps that could replace Mt. Cook with advantage … We blase Europeans can find in these New Zealand mountains satisfaction that Europe's Alps deny us henceforth. Here the unknown, the novel, meet still at each step.”

Mt. Cook (12,350ft.) has a retinue of noble peaks and stupendous glaciers. Here, too, are vast snowfields for ski sport.