Mitre Peak Rahotu

Coordinates: -44.63263, 167.85616

Mitre Peak or Rahotu, is Milford Sound's signature view, it looks very different and no less spectacular from a boat. Rahotu is 1683 meters above sea level and its precipitous walls are very close to the sea.

The 'hermit' of Milford, Donald Sutherland, may have been the first to attempt to climb Mitre Peak in 1883. It was eventually summited in 1911 by Jim Dennistoun, who climbed the Footstool and the world famous ridge facing Milford Village. He was solo above the bush line and recorded having a wonderful climb. Rahotu is still seldom climbed.


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Mitre Peak