2 months ago
this is not actually a photo of mount cook / aoraki, which is just to the right, a little out of frame, but it was taken on first day i ever heard a loud noise and thought to myself, “huh, that’s an avalanche.” camping at the foot of mount cook is crowded [ like most of new zealand ] but incredibly rewarding. the national park is incomparably gorgeous, and this lake was just the beginning of one of the many trailheads. we fought for our tent spot and accepted that we would be sardines, but at the end of the day, there’s nothing quite like being at the foot of the tallest mountain in the country, snow on the peaks and biting wind trapped in your fleece, filled with the beautiful knowledge that right now, you are alive.
[ shot on a nikon d3300, edited with @vsco ]
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