Aorangi, Mount

Aorangi, Mount ouräng´ē [key], Mount Aoraki ouräk´ē [key] [both: Maori,=cloud in the sky], or Mount Cook, 12,254 ft (3,735 m) high, on the South Island, New Zealand, in the Southern Alps highest peak of New Zealand. Several glaciers, including the Tasman and Hooker, radiate from its flanks.

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