Facts about the image, Mount Footstall New Zealand
Mount Footstall is the smaller brother of Mount Cook (tallest mountain in New Zealand) and is part of the Aoraki mountain range in the centre of South Island.
This image made in the southern hemisphere spring shows billowing clouds around a snow covered Mount Footstall New Zealand as it emerges from the winter. This view of Mount Footstall New Zealand can be enjoyed from the grounds of The Hermatige at the Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre near Aoraki Mount Cook which is an ideal starting point and accommodation for anyone wanting to climb the highest peaks of the Southern Alps on New Zealand’s South Island. The green vegetation at the base of the mountain is what New Zealand with its temperate climate is famous for, however the mountains, especially those on South Island have snow covered peaks for most of the year, the higher ones all of the yea, provide a stark contrast especially when set against a deep blue sky as in this image. Mount Cook is famous as the training ground of Sir Edmund Hillary, the first man to reach the summit of Mount Everest with his Sherpa Norgay Tenzing and whose statue is located near to where this photograph was made.