So Cookie had to drag me away from the my parrot friend ( who was slowly hypnotising me, and no doubt given another half an hour would have had my kidneys on eBay ). We sought safety from the beaked sandwich assailant further up above the hut, amongst the boulders.
While having lunch at Mueller Hut the clouds parted briefly and then closed in again. I wanted to capture the moment Mt. Cook was revealed on video, so we scrambled up nearby Mt Olliver for a good vantage point and waited.