The Aoraki Mt Cook National Park is named after the most astounding mountain, which is recorded at 3,724 meters tall. The European name, Mt Cook, was given to the name to respect Captain James Cook who initially studied New Zealand, in spite of Captain Cook never seeing the mountain. In 1998, the mountain was authoritatively named Aoraki Mt Cook to consolidate the notable Maori name for the mountain. From that point forward, the mountain is popular for being by and large vast and is one of the mountains Sir Edmund Hillary idealized his mountaineering abilities to be the first to move to the summit of Mt Everest, the most astounding mountain on the planet. There is a gallery to honor his accomplishments in the national stop, The Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Center.