Summiting a NZ Volcano

Here are 18 photos capturing our day hike (12km / 3 000m elevation – took us about 6h return) to the top of Mount Taranaki!

But first, a little introduction about the Mount Taranaki:

  • In Māori, tara means “mountain peak” and naki is thought to come from ngaki meaning “shining” – referring to the mountain’s winter snow cover.
  • At 2,518 metres high, it is the second highest peak in the North Island after Ruapehu, and is New Zealand’s largest mainland volcanic cone by volume.
  • At present the mountain is considered to be a “sleeping” active volcano that is likely to erupt again. There are significant potential hazards from lahars, debris avalanches, and floods. The last eruption was in 1854.

Source: gns.cri.nz

It’s time to enjoy the hike with us now! 😉

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Partner in crime/hike, model, water & muesli bars supplier: KB S. – birdswithwheels.com

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Raw photos: no post prod, no filter AT ALL!

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2 thoughts on “Summiting a NZ Volcano

  1. Thank you Elric, you captured the magnificent scenery perfectly, when one can’t manage these places for ones self this is so special, almost like being there!. I love the shot of Kristen on the summit of Mt. Taranaki,, great!. You have a special talent Elric enabling you to see and capture the perfect shots. G.

    On Sun, 10 Mar 2019 at 20:00, Elric – NoFilter Photography # wrote:

    > ElricNoFilter posted: “Here are 18 photos capturing our day hike (12km / 3 > 000m elevation – took us about 6h return) to the top of Mount Taranaki! But > first, a little introduction about the Mount Taranaki: In Māori, tara means > “mountain peak” and naki is thought to come from” >

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