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"I've done this track in 2:45 hours but you might plan to take 3 hours to be on the safe side. We passed by the Kea Point on the way. After that it's getting steep. You will go up 2.200 steps and that's why the track is also called the "stairway to heaven". The track is without a doubt exhausting but once you reach the tarns, the views will make all the effort worth it. They are simply spectacular. You can oversee the entire valley, the lakes and of course, the peaks of the mountains. The elevation height gain is 600 m here. In my opinion a must-do hike when in Mount Cook. "
"We nicknamed this hike "2000 Stairs" because that is essentially what you will be hiking up the whole time! Make sure to bring sunscreen and a ton of water/snacks because it is straight uphill and completely exposed to the sun the whole trail. We would recommend getting an early start to prevent heading up the stairs in the afternoon when it's super hot."
"This hike is not easy - it's literally thousands of steps. However, the upscale route is definitely worth it as it gives you an insane view over the area! There are less people on this route and its about 2-3 hours of hiking, so it's a great morning activity. "

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