Woohoo! A tiny sliver’s emerging! A corner, a sharp rocky edge, way way above the range, just cutting through the clouds… the summit? Wow this thing must be big. Immense.
Aoraki is the real name of this mountain beast, and translates as “The Cloud Piercer”.
After waiting out on the top of Mt Ollivier for 5 hours we finally got our view of Mt Cook! Well just about, that’s the summit to the left of me, in that tiny little window in the cloud.