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Inversion

paul

Moderator
Cloud inversions are not rare, they seem to be "flavour of the month" with the press.
 

ChrisJC

Well-known member
I thought this thread was going to be about the logical exclusive OR operation. Disappointed!

Chris.
 
Cloud inversions are not rare, they seem to be "flavour of the month" with the press.

No but some are more captivating than others, some years ago we trudged (it is a dull climb anyway) up Moruisg in Glen Carron shrouded in cloud and midges for the first 2000ft to eventually escape (such is optimism) and have a sparkling day high up to watch the clouds below break like waves against the ridge to the north briefly accompanied by a low flying plane. These things do stick in the memory even if nothing to do with mines or caves! and the beer in the Strathcarron Hotel that night did taste even better, that was the only cost for camping in their field then.

Jim
 

Cantclimbtom

Active member
Inversions aren't that rare, but they're like meteor showers and parking spaces etc - I always seem to miss them. Very photogenic though especially when it happens somewhere already very photogenic
 

paul

Moderator
Traversing Crib Goch many years ago with a friend above a lovely inversion with just the tops peeking out of the cloud cover below, we heard a loud roar above us. We looked up and saw a hot air balloon maybe 50 or so metres above us. The pilot shouted down to ask us where we were and we pointed at Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon's summit) and shouted up "That's Snowdon over there!". We just heard "Oh F**k!!" as he drifted pass heading towards Anglesey and the Irish Sea...
 

pwhole

Well-known member
We had a few good ones over the years digging up at Longcliffe.

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