Scottish hill-walkers capture stunning photos of rare cloud inversion

Hill-walkers in the Southern Highlands were treated to a spectacular weather phenomenon.

Walkers in the Scottish Highlands were treated to a spectacular display

Known as a cloud inversion, the spectacular weather event occurs when the air near the ground is cooler than the air above it.

Captured atop of Munros Ben Oss and Ben Dubhcraig, walkers spent much of the ascent under cloud, before ascending above 850 metres where it was possible to see Ben Nevis 50 kilometres away.

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The photographs were taken at approximately 1pm on Satuday.
Hill-walker Samantha Hartley said of the phenomenon: "What for the majority of the climb appeared to be an overcast and foggy day turned into the best conditions any walker could ask for."
Ben Oss was the perfect vantage point for arguably the finest mountain in the Southern Highlands: Ben Lui.
Walkers were equipped with ice axes and crampons for the ascent to the Munro's summit
At times Scotland's Munros appeared as islands floating in sea of cloud
Walkers who climbed above the cloud enjoy a significant increase in temperature, from the damp conditions below.
At times the views appeared as if they were take from a passenger plane seat
On the descent to the north, walkers were treated to a near-full moon as well as the stunning cloud inversion
Iconic mountains Ben More and Stob Binnein could be seen from the peak of Ben Oss.
The views at times were otherworldly
Climber, Samantha Hartley said: "The summits outlines were so clear that could recognise from afar which mountain it was from Ben Nevis to the peaks of Glen Coe."
Samantha Hartley added: "It looked like you could just hop from Munro to Munro."