Incredible pictures! I thought people might enjoy seeing the same area under winter conditions. I was in New Zealand for a week on business in October 2007 and managed to find time to do the helicopter tour (I know it's cheating...) around Mt Cook. I have to go back with a lot more time. You can see why Edmund Hillary could practice for Everest in New Zealand.
Hut below Mt Cook (far left middle of picture)
Aerial View South from the Hut
Mt. Cook from the East
South of Mt. Cook