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Avalanche Peak
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Avalanche Peak
Highest point
Elevation 1,833 m (6,014 ft)
Listing List of mountains of New Zealand by height
Geography
Parent range Southern Alps
Climbing
Easiest route Avalanche Peak Track

Avalanche Peak is a 1,833 metres (6,014 ft) peak in the Arthur's Pass National Park in New Zealand. It is subject to avalanches in the winter, hence its name.

It is the most popular day walking peak from Arthur's Pass, as it is easily accessible from the village and offers views of several mountain ranges in the park on a clear day. It is also a popular place for kea.

There is an annual mountain run, the Avalanche Peak Challenge which crosses the peak.

Avalanche Peak has sheer drops of around 80 metres (260 ft) at the peak of the mountain and therefore is not recommended in icy or windy weather.

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