Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Cloud Inversion from Sgurr Mor Fannich

Cloud Inversion from Sgurr Mor Fannich.

It was just one of those perfect days in your hill walking career when you are lucky enough to climb through the clouds to find a cloud inversion, making it seem like you're on top of the world. Amazingly, this is the second time I've enjoyed one on Sgurr Mor! The start of the day was murky when we set off to climb the first munro of the day, Beinn Liath Mhor Fannich. After descending and starting to climb Sgurr Mor, it still wasn't promising as you can see from this picture.

Ascending Sgurr Mor from Beinn Liath Mhor Fannaich.

I had however the memory of a previous walk when we enjoyed a magnificent inversion and my hopes were high. As we neared the summit I just new it was going to happen and my heart sang! The view at the top is over Carn Na Criche, a Munro Top, and the Munro of Meall A' Chrasgaig, to the distant An Teallach. Although it wasn't our intended route we decided to follow the sun over these two tops and were rewarded with stupendous views back to Sgurr Mor.

An unforgettable day - Sunday 13th September 2009!

1 comment:

Karen the Artist said...

Great photos - I've only had one inversion, on Morrone near Braemar. Amazing experience isn't it.