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Mt Ngauruhoe is bar far the youngest volcano in this park - estimated to have formed in the last 2500 years. The slopes to its 2291m summit are still perfectly symmetrical from all angles. In contrast to Ruapehu and Tongaririo, Ngauruhoe is a conical single-vent volcano.

The vast plain in the bottom right of the photo is the south crater. The crossing takes you over this after a climb to the Mangatepopo saddle which can be seen at the bottom of the right hand slope. From the saddle, people can climb the steep slope of the volcano, or carry on the crossing on the track which just be seen traversing the south crater.

The only p-p done here was to reduce the noise in the sky, and sharpen before resizing for the web.

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