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Blue Lakes Track

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 4.3 (4)

Run to a great view of Tasman Glacier, or what is left of it.


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0.3

Miles

0.4

KM

56%

Runnable

2,628' 801 m

High

2,394' 730 m

Low

234' 71 m

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Down

16%

Avg Grade (9°)

26%

Max Grade (15°)

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Description

This is a short but steep ascent to a great view of Mt. Cook and Tasman Glacier—at least what is left of it, as it is melting fast. The trail has wooden steps for most of the steep sections. About halfway up there is a short spur to the once beautiful blue lakes which now have an algae-covered green appearance.

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Matthew Kidd

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  4.3 from 4 votes

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  4.3 from 4 votes
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#105

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#9,577

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Photos

Lake Tasman with snowcapped Aoraki / Mt. Cook at the left, followed by Mt. Haidinger, Graham Saddle, De La Berche, the Minarets, and Novara Peak and Mt. Johnson (left bump).
Feb 17, 2018 near Mount C…, NZ
120 degree panorama of Tasman Lake centered on the Malta Brun Range. Left to right: snowcapped edge of Mt. Cook, Mt. Haidinger, Graham Saddle, De La Berche, Mt. Johnson (center bump), the Armchair, and Mt. Bretta
Feb 17, 2018 near Mount C…, NZ
Mt. Cook valley viewed from the Tasman Lake Track
Feb 17, 2018 near Mount C…, NZ
The Tasman Glacier track gives the impression that it might become steep before turning left
Feb 17, 2018 near Mount C…, NZ
Lake Tasman.
Apr 4, 2018 near Mount C…, NZ

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