Lochaber, 7th-8th December 2003

Not long after we got the digital camera we were out hillwalking in Lochaber (Jen was finishing off her round of the Munros). We were treated to some fantastic inversion conditions.

On the Saturday we walked up Gulvain

The mist was coming and going, and we saw several Brocken Spectres like this

 

The mist-draped tops of Gulvain (the summit is the far away one)

 

Jen emerging from the mist

 

Another Brocken Spectre

 

Looking back to the first top from near the summit of Gulvain

 

On the Sunday we walked up to the Lairig Leacach in cold, clammy, overcast conditions. We walked up Stob Coire Easain from the pass, and popped out above the clouds into warm, sunny weather

Looking across to the Grey Corries - the island peak on the left is Stob Ban. The highest peak at the back is Ben Nevis

 

Looking across to the Mamores

 

We dropped back down to the pass (cold and damp again), then headed up Stob Ban

Another Brocken Spectre from the ridge

 

Mist pooled against the ridge; the Mamores in the background

 

A Brocken Spectre of Stob Ban itself

 

Looking across to the Grey Corries from the summit of Stob Ban, Ben Nevis at the back

 

The Mamores from the summit of Stob Ban

 

Looking back at the Easains - the nearer one is Stob Coire Easain, which we were up earlier that day

 

The low winter sun over the Mamores above the inversion

 

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