Her Majesty, Aoraki-Mt Cook, has dominion over New Zealand

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Comments (9)

bdeh on August 9, 2012

Great capture Ian. LIKE it very much. Greetings Berend

Ian Stehbens on August 9, 2012

East face of Aoraki is impressive and threatening for avalanches and rock falls do occur periodically, but from this safe distance, the impression I was left with was of its majesty.

Thanks for your response, Berend.


Erik van den Ham on August 10, 2012

Just magnificent and as you say so impressive. It's always good to respect the forces of nature and enjoy certain things from a distance ;-)

Warm wishes, Erik

Brian Gymer on August 13, 2012

Very "Majestic" Ian,looks good enlarged.Like. Regards Brian.

mostafa meraji (Qom … on August 14, 2012

wonderful view LIKE

Ian Stehbens on August 15, 2012

Warmest regards, Erik. I'm glad that I can show you some of the high points of the world. The Southern Alps are pretty impressive, and I will be going back from time to time - they are quite magnetic.


Ian Stehbens on August 15, 2012

Dera Berend, Erik, Brian and Mostafa.

Aoraki/Mount Cook lost 10 meters in elevation following a large rock avalanche down this East Face of the mountain on December 14, 1991. The avalanche left the summit unstable and further falls could reduce the height further.

This video clip gives you some glimpses of this face immediately after the avalanche.

Thanks for your interest and appreciation of the image.



gezginruh on August 17, 2012

Yes dear Ian, majestik and impressive!

Thanks the video clip.

I think, I must see also New Zeland!

Warmest greetings. Füsun

Ian Stehbens on October 27, 2012

You must plan on it, , but just remember that Australia is a very very big continent and you will probably find that the time you have allowed is nowhere near enough, to see what you want to see. But NZ is only a 4 hr flight away! And it will captivate you. NZ is a bit like going to Britain and Norway together.


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