Mount Aspiring

Elevation (feet): 9,931
Elevation (meters): 3,027
Continent: Australia/Oceania
Country: New Zealand
Range/Region: South Island
Latitude: -44.3833
Longitude: 168.733
Difficulty: Technical Climb
Best months for climbing: Jan, Feb, Mar, Dec
Year first climbed: 1909
First successful climber(s): Jack Clarke, Alex Graham, B. Head
Nearest major airport: Christchurch, South Island
Convenient Center: Wanaka, South Island

Mount Aspiring is one of South Island's most attractive mountains. It rises near the island's stormy west coast, its classic glaciated horn towering above the surroundings. It is hugged by glaciers on both its north and south sides, and ascending it requires ice skills, as well as rock climbing skills for the summit. The summit route has several huts along the way, which sometimes are needed for extended periods due to the persistence of the storms. Aspiring is 100 miles south of Mount Cook, New Zealand's highest mountain.