It was a fantastic experience to be standing near the summit of the Liebig Range looking across this amazing array of peaks and glaciers. I would have been at 2220M altitude, and turning to the right I was facing the spectacular east face of the highest mountain in New Zealand, Aoraki/Mount Cook. It was an awesome experience. Then turning slowly taking it all in, I turned towards Mt Sefton [3151M], its summit free of the shoulder wrap of cloud. Mt Sefton is on the other side of the Hooker Valley. The firn-fields on its other faces feed the Douglas Glacier and the Mueller Glacier.
This peak was first climbed by Freda du Faur, an Australian woman. Two of the peaks on the ridge shrouded in cloud, Du Faur Peak and Cadogan Peak are named after Freda and her female climbing partner, Muriel Cadogan, who was also her mountaineering instructor.
Freda du Faur's fame was centred on the fact that she was the first woman to ascend Aoraki/Mt Cook, which she accomplished in 1913.
I hope you enjoy all the images of these mountains and glaciers that I photographed recently.
Oh yes, I really enjoyed looking at the images of these beautiful mountains, Ian! Must have been an awesome feeling standing on the "roof of New Zealand" surrounded by those majestic peaks and glaciers! Thanks for sharing these wonderful views with us, and also for the interesting information you added! Best wishes, Anne
Thank you, Hippogriff. And a warm welcome to Panoramio.
It is always special to share in your walks and closeup images, Anne. Here's a different kind of walking, and here the lens was taking in the grandeur and the majesty. The awe kept me quiet for a long time.
Great shot of peak.
It was a thrill for me to be up here, Jeff. Thanks my friend. Kind regards,
Hi Ian, these mountains are very beautiful with these clouds over it!
I came to your gallery by travelling virtually with the program of Google Earth; I have just added you to my favourites! Best European regards from the Belgian David!
I had already added your album into my favourites. Your front page of windmills indicate to me that you are a competent photographer. I look forward to discovering more of your gallery now and in the future.
This photo is from my recent visit to NZ when I fulfilled a long held hope of getting among these mountains. I hope you enjoy them. You won't have to leave Belgium or head to the Alps to see some high country...just make a virtual visit to NZ's Southern Alps!
Good job, Ian. Your pics are super!! Greetings, antoni
Very beautiful photo, great shot The best regards from / Bedri
Greetings Antoni. It was a very special day for me among the Southern Alps, and the weather was great, too! I am pleased that you have enjoyed the photos.
Thanks for your special visit to my gallery, Bedri. I am pleased to share a little of New Zealand with you. Your comments are appreciated. Best wishes,
Absolutely splendid Ian...what a memorable experience..thanks for sharing these fine photos with us ;>)
Thanks Jim. I'll let you making your great memories in a boat, and I'll keep to the air! ;>
It really is a pleasure to be sharing this with you. Thanks for the compliments.
impressive landscape - great set - thanks for sharing those beautiful photos.
have a happy week ahead.
Thanks very much, Sig.
How I would love to be able to take my camera on to the Icelandic icecap - or at least to its fringes!
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Photo taken in Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park, Mount Cook National Park 7999, New Zealand
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