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    Climbing Mount Doom

    A little over an hour from Taupo, on the Northern Island of New Zealand, lies the towering Mount Ngauruhoe (n-yar-a-ho-e). Some may see it as just another rocky volcano but others may know it as Mount Doom from the Lord of the Rings. Either way, the adventure up the massive mountain is incredibly rewarding and worthwhile. Here’s a little guide for anyone who wants to achieve the tremendous feat of making it to the peak of Mount Doom. Ngauruhoe sits along the Tongariro Alpine Crossing which is a 19.4 Kilometre walking trail, one of the most popular day hikes in the country. However, for anyone who wants to hike just…