22/05/2012 13:27:47

Words by tcsh

The winning entry of our Facebook Brocken Spectre Photo Competition


Congratulation to Stephen Wass for his winning entry into our Facebook ‘Brocken Spectre’ Photo Competition, and he will be receiving a £20 Climbers Shop Voucher as the prize.  Competition was tough though with loads of exceptional images of these mysterious mountain phenomena.  It was a very difficult job for us to decide on a winner.

Stephens entry was chosen as it showed the Spectre very clearly, the colours were strong, there is a rare double halo and it had the best definition of all the entries placed. 

For those who’ve never experienced a Brocken Spectre or aren’t sure what one is, they are created when the sun from behind casts a ghostly shadow onto mountain mists or cloud and this is surrounded by a rainbow like circular halo, (or sometimes even a double halo).  It is a relatively rare occurrence, but when experienced in the mountains it is very special.

Many thanks to all who entered our competition and a montage of all of the photo entries is now gracing our Climbers Shop Facebook page