Mt. Cook National Park - home to Mt. Cook, the largest mountain in New Zealand. On the first full day that I was there, I went for a little hike. I was initially only going to do the first half of the hike, as the internet and signs around the park strongly suggested someone of my equipment and experience not try the full hike to Mueller’s Hut. As you will see, my stubbornness won out! The first 2000’ of the hike were up stairs. This was fine at first...then the steps began getting icy. This is called “foreshadowing”.