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Jumping Mount Cook
Right in front of the Mueller hut on Mt. Ollivier, there's a big rock that's perfect for the ultimate holiday snap, with Aoraki / Cook serving as background decoration. Do a handstand, jump in the air, or do the Jesus.. Whatever your imagination comes up with. Have somebody at the Mueller hut capture the moment on film: *the* shot that proves that you've been in New Zealand.

I'm flying on the right with the cap. By the way: lots of people ask me if this is an artificial photo; it's not. I didn't mess with it and photoshopped people in there, it's 100% real! (you can actually see my shadow on the rock) Go there and try it for yourself!


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Rick BRe: Great combo...

Rick B

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Thanks Josh! A lot of credit goes of course to the nice girls at the hut that took the photo, since I obviously didn't take it myself as I'm flying in the air over there. They executed it with perfect timing and framing! We had some great fun over there, swapping places and trying all sorts of stupid poses :-)
Posted Feb 18, 2006 11:34 pm

cowlitzhigh jump

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I think what throws folks, is the height of your jump. Great photo. cowlitz
Posted Feb 18, 2006 4:05 pm

Rick BRe: high jump

Rick B

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We had very well trained leg-muscles after trodding around NZ for a month :-) Thanks for the comment!
Posted Feb 18, 2006 11:35 pm



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Whether it is a trick or treat, in the entertainment category the picture is a 10...
Posted Feb 19, 2006 2:50 am

MoapaPkmummy jump


Voted 10/10

sorry if this seems too "me too"...

But you can get decent "jump shots" with a camera self-timer-- this is a self-portrait. Mt Charleston NV in background.

I find these things easier to coordinate if I'm using a timer with a flashing light, fast flashing for last 2 s. My right leg is partly paralyzed, so only I know when I'm ready. Obviously, the timer doesn't work if you have to run 30m to a rock, and have to coordinate 3 people... and, I may take 5 shots before one looks decent; I never catch myself at peak height.
Posted Feb 19, 2006 3:20 am

Rick BRe: mummy jump

Rick B

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Don't be sorry! That's a cool shot, very impressive for self timing! You got quite a bit of altitude there :-) Next time, try landing it on top of the mountain in the background ..!


Posted Feb 20, 2006 6:11 am

John ClimberVery funny

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Posted Feb 19, 2006 1:52 pm

sibu1901jumping mt cook


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great shot mate,
i was at mueller hut in 2004 but can't remember seeing those rock you're jumping ???
what i do remember is a toilet in front and to the left of the hut...
Posted Feb 19, 2006 2:54 pm

Rick BRe: jumping mt cook

Rick B

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? Don't know why you missed it.. Snow conditions? Anyway, a little overview of the situation:

The red arrow indicates the 'jumping rock', the blue arrow points towards the toilet (outside of picture). Sefton in the background.


Posted Feb 20, 2006 6:08 am

Pawel Krolcool

Pawel Krol

Voted 8/10

nice composition.
Posted Feb 20, 2006 12:04 pm

Zac Finleysweet shot

Zac Finley

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love it
Posted Feb 20, 2006 6:02 pm

dmikiI love it


Voted 10/10

Thank you!!!
Posted Feb 23, 2006 11:18 am

AnnavanAbroad memory


Voted 10/10

Hi.. It sure is a great picture.

Looks like a print would be a great reminder of spending time abroad!
Posted Feb 28, 2006 6:02 am

AnnavanGreat memory shot


Voted 10/10

Hi.. it really is a great picture, looks like a print will be a great memory of spending time abroad!
Posted Feb 28, 2006 6:04 am

Dan BakerGreat shot

Dan Baker

Voted 10/10

Fantastic shot!!
Posted Apr 19, 2006 7:07 am

Rick BRe: Great shot

Rick B

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Hey Dan, good to see that you're back in one piece, and bringing along loads of cool SP material :-) Have to give it a look this week.. I was already starting to wonder where you went! Cheers,

Posted Apr 25, 2006 7:58 am

MountaingirlBClove the spirit,


Voted 10/10

enthusiasm & passion this shot captured. Nicely done!
Posted May 13, 2006 10:13 pm



Voted 10/10

Immediately,I have better feeling...Good idea.Was it safe?
Posted Jul 30, 2006 10:22 pm

Charlesgreat shot


Voted 10/10

that´s a great shot


Posted Jan 15, 2007 3:09 pm



Voted 10/10

I am too late to see this wonderful photo. But now I got it. Fun..
Posted Feb 14, 2007 2:07 am

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on Feb 14, 2006 1:28 pm

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