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Mount Ngauruhoe Summit
New Zealand

Mount Ngauruhoe (2291 metres (7516ft) above sea level) is an active stratovolcano or composite cone in New Zealand, made from layers of lava and tephra. It is the youngest vent in the Tongariro volcanic complex on the Central Plateau of the North Island, and first erupted about 2,500 years ago. Although seen by most as a volcano in its own right, it is technically a secondary cone of Mount Tongariro.


The volcano lies between the active volcanoes of Mount Tongariro to the north and Mount Ruapehu to the south, to the west of the Rangipo Desert and 25 kilometres to the south of the southern shore of Lake Taupo.

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Copyright: David Rowley
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Uploaded: 11/11/2012
Updated: 12/06/2014
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Tags: volcano; tongariro; taupo; mountain; snow; climb; hike; trek; doom; lord of the rings; ruqayah
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