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Mt Elie de Beaumont

Mount Cook

A glacial climb to the queen of the Tasman

Also in Canterbury, New Zealand

Alpine Climbing Moderate

4.9 km
853 m
86 m
Low Point
2.3 km
High Point
3.1 km
Mt Elie de Beaumont Map

This is a popular alpine climbing route which is generally considered to be moderate. It's remote, it features medium exposure and is typically done between September and January. From a low point of 2.3 km to the maximum altitude of 3.1 km, the route covers 4.9 km, 853 vertical metres of ascent and 86 vertical metres of descent. You'll need crampons, glacier kit and 2 ice axes to complete it safely.


A demanding glacial climb to a powerful peak dominating the head of the Tasman Glacier



May involve slightly more complex glacier hikes, easy but possibly long rock ridges and steep snow up to 45 degrees. Equivalent to PD, PD+

Medium Exposure

2 out of 4

The route features some exposed and/or difficult to protect sections.


2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

between September and January

Equipment required

  • Crampons
  • Glacier kit
  • 2 Ice Axes

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