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Brockens as company above the clouds

Brockens as company above the clouds


Postby wilkiemurray » Fri Dec 14, 2018 10:21 am

Route description: Ben Lawers and Beinn Ghlas

Munros included on this walk: Beinn Ghlas, Ben Lawers

Date walked: 17/11/2018

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“The Highest tops will be above the inversion” read he MWIS forecast.

So I packed my bag Friday evening , set the alarm early and looked forward to the following day.
Crack of dawn start (well middle of the night start!) and I arrived in the car park with no other cars being present. Things didn’t look too promising on the way up as I could see the cloud whipping over the top of Beinn Ghlas. I suspected that the force of the wind was moving the cloud lower down , up and over the summits, meaning no wonderful inversion shots!!

Hey hoy, I carried on and up the slopes of Beinn Ghlas and was soon being battered by the gale force winds! However as I ascended I started to get brocken spectres and before long I emerged out of the cloud and on the summit of the first Munro the sun was shining and I could see above the sea of clouds. The only other peaks visible were Ben More and Stob Binnein (my destination the following day).

The winds were lively and I soon descended down and then the short trip up to Ben Lawers. Here the wind was even more ferocious and getting my camera to stay upright on the travel tripod was proving difficult for the filming!! Some more shots and videos and I enjoyed the summit to myself for about 45minutes before descending back down through the clouds and back to the car. A fantastic trip and nice to see so many brockens keeping me company 


Some photos:

ImageScotlands Mountains above the clouds by Scotland's Mountains, on Flickr

ImageBen Lawers by Scotland's Mountains, on Flickr

ImageBen Lawers by Scotland's Mountains, on Flickr

Imagefogbow by Scotland's Mountains, on Flickr

Imagebrocken spectre by Scotland's Mountains, on Flickr

ImageBeinn Ghlas by Scotland's Mountains, on Flickr

ImageAbove the Clouds by Scotland's Mountains, on Flickr
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