Mount Tasman

Elevation (feet): 11,476
Elevation (meters): 3,498
Continent: Australia/Oceania
Country: New Zealand
Range/Region: South Island
Latitude: -43.5667
Longitude: 170.15
Difficulty: Basic Snow/Ice Climb
Best months for climbing: Jan, Feb, Mar, Dec
Year first climbed: 1895
First successful climber(s): E.A. Fitzgerald, Jack Clarke, Matthias Zurbriggen
Nearest major airport: Christchurch, South Island
Convenient Center: Mount Cook, South Island

Mount Tasman is the second highest peak of New Zealand, and is located just two miles north of the highest, Mount Cook (12,355 ft). Tasman is a great white mountain, covered entirely in ice. Its great glaciers fill the surrounding valleys, and one of them, the Tasman Glacier, is one of the largest temperate glaciers outside of the Himalaya, flowing southward for over eighteen miles. All routes to the summit involve long, steep ice climbing. The main Tasman summit is surrounded by several satellite peaks, including the Silberhorn (10,850 ft.) over which the normal route ascends.