Mount Ruapehu

MOUNT RUAPEHU : AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND

A view of Mount Ruapehu from the top of Mount Ngauruhoe in Taupo, New Zealand.

The mountain climb itself took about 4 and a half hours.  It was so steep and with loose rocks making our feet sink into the mountain like quicksand, we were all climbing on our hands and knees near the summit, however, the views at the top were more than worth the effort.

This image is a panoramic composite of 3 images taken using a Canon 550d.

You can also view the rest of the album in Flickr.