Set within Otago's Mount Aspiring National Park it has a height of 3,033 metres.
The Māori name is Tititea - Glistening Peak.
It is also often called the "Matterhorn of the South" due to its pyramidal peak.
Ridge of Mount Aspiring
The Mount Aspiring region is classic mountaineering country.
The approach to the mountains is as enjoyable as the climbs themselves.
It is a region of open grassy flats, gentle bush tracks, hard hauls up the valley sides
high, wide snowfields.
- A Guide for Mountaineers
This completely new guide gives full descriptions
of the popular peaks
and approaches from the two branches
of the Matukituki valley
and the head of the Dart Glacier.
For the first time, peaks north to Mt Alba,
and south to Mt Earnslaw, are described.
Ice climbing areas are also fully covered,
making this new guide an essential item
for all climbers visiting the region.
World Mountains Gallery
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