Te Atukura

Te Atukura is a 1,253 ft / 382 m mountain peak near Avarua, Cook Islands (general), Cook Islands. Based on peakery data, it ranks as the 3rd highest mountain in Cook Islands. The nearest peaks are Te Manga, Te Vaakauta, Piako, Toroume, Te Kou, and Oroenga. See the Te Atukura map, 3D fly around, and the Te Atukura photos to get a better sense of the mountain.

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  • Stanierstamina Stanierstamina
    commented on Jul 6, 2016
    OK; first up, the height is wrong; both Te Atukura and Te Manga are a little over 2000 feet high. I have been climbing Te Atukura on average once a year since 1982; best approached along the summit ridge from Te Manga. The false peak of Te Atukura that confronts you can be scaled despite its near vertical razorsharp appearance; there is however a "do or die" couple of metres on the other side of that. The safer alternative is to drop round the eastern side of the false peak and work across the face - harder work. There is no track along the summit ridge so not for anyone with fitness issues and bear in mind (time wise) that rate of progress is a lot slower than on the formed Te Manga track. I prefer to climb barefoot, but otherwise, need stout footwear (no jandals or flipflops). My invariable route off the top for many years now is straight down the eastern face of the true peak and then down the precipitious ridge to the bottom of the Turangi valley; no track though, and plenty of room for error in terms of ridges to the right and left that "bluff out" unless you know what you are doing. Long story short; without a guide, you are best going back the way you came and descend via the Te Manga track. Allow a full day if climbing Te Atukura from Te Manga - amazing how many people don't bring enough water. I always advise people to take either a torch or matches in case they end up caught out overnight.

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Elevation

1,253 ft / 382 m

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Location

Cook Islands

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