Mount Ruapehu, New Zealand

Prominence: 2797 m, 9177 ft

Elevation: 2797 meters, 9177 feet

Approx. Isolation: 340.78 km, 211.75 mi
Highest SummitTahurangi
SubpeaksParetetaitonga (2751 m/9026 ft)
Te Heuheu (2732 m/8963 ft)
Tukino Peak (2720 m/8924 ft)
Peak TypeVolcano
Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)39° 17' 22'' S; 175° 33' 45'' E
-39.289485, 175.562564 (Dec Deg)
376036E 5650113N Zone 60 (UTM)
CountryNew Zealand
State/ProvinceWanganui-Manawatu (Highest Point)

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Selected Trip Reports from this site:
     1993-11-12 by Greg Slayden (GPS Track)
     2009-10-24 by Jack Magill
     2012-03-10 by Daniel Menzies
     2012-04-08 by Jon Colbert
     2014-07-26 by Jon Colbert
     2014-12-30 by Rob Woodall (GPS Track)
     2015-01-26 by Richard Mclellan (GPS Track)
     2015-08-29 by Dustin Erickson
     2016-03-02 by Adam Walker

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A lone skier "boots up" from the top ski lift of the Turoa ski area towards the summit crest of Ruapehu (1993-11-12).
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Prominence  Clean Prominence: 2797 m/9177 ft
  Optimistic Prominence: 2797 m/9177 ft
  Key Col: Pacific Ocean    0 m/0 ft
Isolation340.78 km/211.75 mi
Nearest Higher Neighbor in the PBC database:
    Tapuae-o-Uenuku  (SSW)
Not verified: May be a major NHN that is not in the database.
RangesContinent: Australia-Oceania
Range2: New Zealand
Range3: New Zealand North Island (Highest Point)
Drainage BasinsIslands-Oceania-Pacific
Pacific Ocean
IslandNorth Island (Highest Point)
OwnershipLand: Tongariro National Park (Highest Point)
Ski AreaWhakapapa
First Ascent1839
Route #1 Scramble
Trailhead: Turoa Ski Area Lift (Ski Lift) 2325 m/7628 ft
Vertical Gain: 472 m/1549 ft
Distance (one way): 1.05 km/0.65 mi
Data Source1:50,000 Topographic Survey Map
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Other Photos

The Ruapehu massif from the scrubby flatlands surrounding its base (1993-11).
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Summit of Ruapehu (2016-03-01). Photo by Heather Anderson.
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