Aoraki/Mt. Cook and Mueller Hut

Mount Cook (aka Aoraki) may not be the deadliest peak in New Zealand, but it is the tallest and has claimed the lives of hundreds, if not thousands, of climbers. Tucked at the tip of Lake Pukaki, this 12,218-foot giant stands at the physical and metaphorical epicenter of New Zealand’s mountaineering culture. In this small…

126 Miles thru Glacier National Park – Part I

The average tourist spends 2.5 hours in Glacier National Park, which is about what it takes to drive the Going to the Sun Road. But you can’t even scratch the surface of Glacier’s 1 million acres of preserved wilderness in 2.5 hours. To experience more of what this park has to offer, we decided to…