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Fergun's Knob sunrise
Spectacular Mountain Views
An early start to watch the sun rise on Aoraki / Mount Cook
Tasman Glacier and surrounding 3000m peaks
Rugged Alpine Terrain
Trekkers descending Ball Ridge (Photo: Anna Loomes)
Crossing a snow slope on Ball Ridge
Hike above worry level
With professional mountain guides
Trekkers above the Tasman Glacier
Low guide-client ratio
Maximum of 4 participants per guide (Photo: Anna Loomes)
The Malte Brun Range as seen from Caroline Hut
Dramatic alpine skies
Sunset over the Malte Brun Range
A storm clears over Caroline Hut
Caroline Hut : 1820m
Cosy and fully catered private hut
Caroline Hut in fron of Caroline face
Caroline Face
Caroline Hut sits diretly opposite New Zealands highest ice face the 2000m+ Caroline Face
Trekking Adventure
Changing Conditions
The terrain changes from snow to rock during the summer season

Aoraki Mount Cook Trek

A stunning 2 day trek among New Zealand's highest mountains

Trek through amazing alpine terrain, surrounded by New Zealand's highest peaks and longest glaciers. Enjoy a night in the private Caroline Hut, savouring the fabulous views of the 2000m high Caroline Face of Mount Cook, New Zealand's highest ice face. Relax in its wonderful setting on the Ball Ridge, high above the Tasman Glacier, and be awed by the ice avalanches rumbling down Mount Cook. Sunsets in this high alpine environment can be incredible!

Climb Fergan's Knob with your guide in the morning for even more stunning views before beginning your descent. Enjoy the unique alpine flora and bird life on your way back down to the Tasman Valley and out to Mount Cook Village. The views out over the Tasman Glacier are even better in the return direction.




All of your equipment will be checked during the gear check at our office at the start of your trip. Any equipment you need to borrow from us will be issued by your guide.

Alpine Recreation provides helmets, harnesses, crampons and ice-axes. Outdoor clothing, packs and boots can also be provided at no extra cost if necessary. Please see the equipment list for further details.

Aoraki Mount Cook Trek Clothing & Equipment list.