Thursday, 17 September 2009

Temperature Inversion, Morrone Hill

7 December 2003

We had an early start on this particularly cold morning, to head for the hill Morrone near Braemar. It was very cold and frosty by the time we reached Braemar, and the sunlight cast itself over the frozen landscape.

The higher we climbed, the thicker the frost upon the heather and rocks. The mist started to flow over the neighbouring peaks, finally covering the glens below but leaving the highest peaks poking above.

It was the first temperature inversion I had experienced and it was amazing. Standing on the summit of Morrone, we could hear people below in Braemar but all we could see was the cloud beneath us, a surreal feeling. The sun felt particularly bright, like when you are travelling high in a plane.

View to the Cairngorms

The Glenshee Hills

As we came down the side of Morrone, we went back into the cloud and it was like the colour had been sucked out of the landscape, everything was white with frost, giving the feeling you were in black and white.

It was a lovely day out and the weather couldn't have been better!

The Cairngorms

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