Jan 162014

New Zealand’s stunning Aoraki/Mount Cook, the country’s tallest peak, is officially 98 feet (30 meters) shorter than previously thought.

According to the latest research, While currently officially listed as 12,316 feet (3,754 meters) tall, GPS data from an Otago-led climbing expedition reveal that Aoraki/Mount Cook is actually only 12,217 feet (3,724 m) high.

Capped by a brilliant crown of snow and ice, Aoraki/Mount Cook towers above the Southern Alps on New Zealand’s South Island.

Contributed By Sonia Narula

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