Re: birding-aus Mt Cook

To: John Walter <>
Subject: Re: birding-aus Mt Cook
From: Laurence and Leanne Knight <>
Date: Mon, 09 Aug 1999 16:41:57 +1000
John Walter wrote:

> The name you want is 'AORANGI' which translates as 'The Cloud Piercer'. It
> used to be 'One,two,three,four,nine feet high' in the old money! Of course
> now it is probably some horrid metric number that does not roll easily off
> the tongue!

"Used to be" is the operative phrase - seeing the mountain lost its top
in a huge landslide that would have wet the pants of anyone staying at
the hut on the Grand Plateau at the time.

Regards, Laurie
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