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Brocken Spectre weekend

Brocken Spectre weekend


Postby Paul Webster » Tue Nov 08, 2011 9:49 am

Probably the hillwalking weekend of the year was capped off for me by this Brocken Spectre on Garbh Bheinn:

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Lucky me, I thought... then I get back to look through the walk reports on Walkhighlands, and it seems they were everywhere:

On the Sgurr na Ciche range with Dooterbang:
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With Stretch on the Aonachs:
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On Ben Narnain with soulminer:
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At the Whangie with blisterpack
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On Ben Lui with Gavin99
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Beinn a' Ghlo with paul2610
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On the Carneddau with malky_c
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Any more?

And if that wasn't enough, what about this Spectre captured by Kinley on Arran:
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Re: Brocken Spectre weekend

Postby malky_c » Tue Nov 08, 2011 10:01 am

I'd noticed a few in reports, but there are even more than I thought :D

I saw one too, but it was hidden away on the'Outside Scotland' page, on my way down Carnedd Dafydd:

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I'd have swapped two Carnedd Dafydds with you to be on Garbh Bheinn in those conditions though :mrgreen:
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Re: Brocken Spectre weekend

Postby Paul Webster » Tue Nov 08, 2011 10:07 am

Sorry Malky - I've added yours in too :D Only had a short day on Garbh bheinn but was pretty magical.
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Re: Brocken Spectre weekend

Postby Fudgie » Tue Nov 08, 2011 10:40 am

It's very faint but with it being the first time I've experienced it, I'm going to claim it :D this was taken on the descent from Stob Binnien:

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Re: Brocken Spectre weekend

Postby Kevin29035 » Tue Nov 08, 2011 11:23 am

...and Beinn Bhuidhe! Friday.

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Re: Brocken Spectre weekend

Postby jamessteele » Tue Nov 08, 2011 11:28 am

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Veiw from Stuc a Chroin looking back at Ben Vorlich
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Re: Brocken Spectre weekend

Postby paul2610 » Tue Nov 08, 2011 11:43 am

yes the spectre recruitment is going as planned - next watch out for the cat and avoid Daniel Craig at all cost!
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Re: Brocken Spectre weekend

Postby Kevin29035 » Tue Nov 08, 2011 11:51 am

James, I didn't know you were on WH. Maybe we had a WH discussion before that I forgot..?
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Re: Brocken Spectre weekend

Postby tomyboy73 » Tue Nov 08, 2011 2:59 pm

here`s mine from saturday on ben Challum
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broken spectre
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Re: Brocken Spectre weekend

Postby BlackPanther » Tue Nov 08, 2011 3:25 pm

I saw one on Fuar Tholl on Saturday but it was gone before I got hold of the camera :( :( :(
Definitely the Spectre Weekend of the year!
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Re: Brocken Spectre weekend

Postby soulminer » Tue Nov 08, 2011 8:12 pm

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Re: Brocken Spectre weekend

Postby rockhopper » Tue Nov 08, 2011 8:36 pm

HRRRMMMMPH - very nice but dead jealous - none in Glencoe :(
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Re: Brocken Spectre weekend

Postby mrssanta » Tue Nov 08, 2011 11:15 pm

Fantastic.what a pity that lovely weekend wasnt a week earlier when I was on holiday!
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Re: Brocken Spectre weekend

Postby jwramsay » Wed Nov 09, 2011 9:41 pm

jamessteele wrote:
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Cracker James!

When I spotted this thread I was going to give you the heads up to get your superb Brocken Spectre onto it
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Re: Brocken Spectre weekend

Postby Torridon_snails » Sun Nov 13, 2011 7:21 pm

These are a stunning set of photos - congratulations to everyone. We're quite into atmospheric optics and have seen a good few websites devoted to them, but have never seen Brocken spectre pictures as good as these. Some of them, with three or four big, brightly-coloured rings, are just incredible! Sadly never seen one in the flesh - nearest we got was a possible faint fogbow on An Teallach...!

All the best,

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