Sealy Tarn

The sky was brilliant blue, ahead lay a 3 hour return walk, which provided us with a great overview to alpine hiking in this glorious location.

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Sealy tarn¹ is a small flat area on the Mueller Ridge, accessible from the Hooker Valley and Mt Cook Village via 2200 steps.   Although quite a sharp accent, the views are so captivating with beautiful reflections provided by the tarn.
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On this occasion when we arrived at the tarn a hang glider was preparing for his flight.  His cries of elation,  as they echoed through the valley said it all when he launched himself into the the valley below.
Rewarding views make this a must do walk.

 

¹ A tarn (or corrie loch) is a mountain lake or pool, formed in a steep bowl shaped hollow, otherwise known as a cirque,  excavated by a glacier. It is formed when either rain or river water fills the cirque.

 

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