Chapter 2- Mt Cook
Chapter 2 of GODZone kicked off in the shadow of the spectacular Mt Cook, the highest mountain in New Zealand and national icon. The dramatic start location was followed by a near linear route, flowing north to south, through a mix of terrain that exposed teams to the very best of the South Island’s rugged scenery.
From the high alpine glaciers of the Mt Cook National Park the teams raced southwards to their ultimate destination in Queesntown. The adrenalin was flowing right from the start with exposed ridges, crampons and ice axes, a very lively Tasman River paddle and the small matter of the world’s highest cliff jump just a few km before the finish - which for some teams was a long 6 days after they started.