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 B

Rick B - Feb 18, 2006 11:34 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Great combo...

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 :-)

cowlitz - Feb 18, 2006 4:05 pm - Hasn't voted

high jump

I think what throws folks, is the height of your jump. Great photo. cowlitz

Rick B

Rick B - Feb 18, 2006 11:35 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: high jump

We had very well trained leg-muscles after trodding around NZ for a month :-) Thanks for the comment!


hunkan - Feb 19, 2006 2:50 am - Hasn't voted


Whether it is a trick or treat, in the entertainment category the picture is a 10...


MoapaPk - Feb 19, 2006 3:20 am - Voted 10/10

mummy jump

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.

Rick B

Rick B - Feb 20, 2006 6:11 am - Hasn't voted

Re: mummy jump

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 ..!



John Climber

John Climber - Feb 19, 2006 1:52 pm - Hasn't voted

Very funny



sibu1901 - Feb 19, 2006 2:54 pm - Hasn't voted

jumping mt cook

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...

Rick B

Rick B - Feb 20, 2006 6:08 am - Hasn't voted

Re: jumping mt cook

? 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.



Pawel Krol

Pawel Krol - Feb 20, 2006 12:04 pm - Voted 8/10


nice composition.

Zac Finley

Zac Finley - Feb 20, 2006 6:02 pm - Hasn't voted

sweet shot

love it


dmiki - Feb 23, 2006 11:18 am - Voted 10/10

I love it

Thank you!!!


Annavan - Feb 28, 2006 6:02 am - Voted 10/10

Abroad memory

Hi.. It sure is a great picture.

Looks like a print would be a great reminder of spending time abroad!


Annavan - Feb 28, 2006 6:04 am - Voted 10/10

Great memory shot

Hi.. it really is a great picture, looks like a print will be a great memory of spending time abroad!

Dan Baker

Dan Baker - Apr 19, 2006 7:07 am - Voted 10/10

Great shot

Fantastic shot!!

Rick B

Rick B - Apr 25, 2006 7:58 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Great shot

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,



MountaingirlBC - May 13, 2006 10:13 pm - Voted 10/10

love the spirit,

enthusiasm & passion this shot captured. Nicely done!


turistoalpinista - Jul 30, 2006 10:22 pm - Voted 10/10


Immediately,I have better feeling...Good idea.Was it safe?


Charles - Jan 15, 2007 3:09 pm - Voted 10/10

great shot

that´s a great shot




tuntun - Feb 14, 2007 2:07 am - Voted 10/10


I am too late to see this wonderful photo. But now I got it. Fun..

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