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Unexpected snow storm about to hit.

Unexpected snow storm about to hit.
Sierra de La Cabrera. I know I've posted this before but I'm happy for it to have another airing!

Holger Hagen, Jenny McIntyre, Heide, Leo W and 37 other people have particularly liked this photo


49 comments - The latest ones
 José Manuel Polo
José Manuel Polo club
Me gusta el contraste de la claridad en las rocas próximas con la oscuridad del fondo del monte.
Cielo amenazador. Cuidado con las tormentas en la montaña.
10 months ago.
Andy Rodker club
has replied to José Manuel Polo club
Thank you, José Manuel. The forecast had been for a sunny and warm day and it was very warm in Madrid when I set out in a t-shirt. This struck about ten minutes later and covered everything with snow and I was freezing cold! But after half-an-hour it cleared up and two hours later all the snow had melted and the temperatures were again very summery! And this on May 1st! And I was an experienced mountaineer!
10 months ago. Edited 10 months ago.
 Keith Burton
Keith Burton club
Such amazing contrasts.............a very dramatic image Andy!
10 months ago.
Andy Rodker club
has replied to Keith Burton club
I remember posting it on Pano, Keith and probably here too, but a while ago now so no harm in another showing!
Many thanks!
10 months ago.
 Malik Raoulda
Malik Raoulda club
Wow très remarquable ce ciel tumultueux et nébuleux....!
10 months ago.
Andy Rodker club
has replied to Malik Raoulda club
Thank you, Malik!
10 months ago.
 HappySnapper
HappySnapper club
One very moody sky Andy, In that location I would be thinking about where to take cover should the rain start.
10 months ago.
Andy Rodker club
has replied to HappySnapper club
No point thinking about it because there was nowhere at all to take cover Maurice. So yes, I got drenched in the snow storm, which fortunately was brief!
10 months ago.
 Xata
Xata club
I like the leading lines, the 3 triangles composing this pic. Hope it did not rain and you weren't soaking wet...
10 months ago.
Andy Rodker club
has replied to Xata club
Please see my reply to José Manuel, Isabel!!!!!
Thank you!!
10 months ago.
 Eva Lewitus
Eva Lewitus club
THat must have been an incredible experience! Worth showing again
10 months ago.
Andy Rodker club
has replied to Eva Lewitus club
We'll, I'm English and my younger years walking in the wilds of parts of the UK where extreme changes in weather happen often, meant I was used to it. I didn't usually go out with only a t-shirt though!!
10 months ago.
 PascalL
PascalL club
superbe photo avce ce ciel sombre, bravo
10 months ago.
Andy Rodker club
has replied to PascalL club
Many thanks, Pascall!
10 months ago.
 Annemarie
Annemarie club
a beautiful image

Happy day:)
10 months ago.
 Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen club
Well composed Andy; like the threatening clouds here.
10 months ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
Annemarie,
Jaap,
Thank you both!
10 months ago.
 Jean
Jean
Sounds like Scottish hill walking weather but it looks very different The quality of the light is lovely but of a different kind and the appearance of the rock is different too although Scotland has plenty of granite. This makes it all the more fascinating to me. I love the light and the drama.
10 months ago.
Andy Rodker club
has replied to Jean
I agree that some aspects of these mountains have a Caledonian feel, Jean.
It might surprise you to know that Mondalindo, the mountain brooding on the right, is nearly 2,000 metres high (over 6,000 feet). It doesn't seem any higher than Ben Nevis in my photo because the plain below is already at 2,000 feet!
The highest point in this mountain range (Sierra de Guadarrama, or Sierra del Norte or Sierra de Madrid) is Peñalara, about 20 miles west of this shot's location, and is 2,428 metres high (just under 8,000 feet). I was hoing to climb it with a walking group one day but the forecast was totally against us and they returned on a day when I couldn't join them. I still haven't been up it. One day ... maybe!
10 months ago.
 Marie-claire Gallet
Marie-claire Gallet club
Run away, Andy !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
10 months ago.
Andy Rodker club
has replied to Marie-claire Gallet club
Ha ha!! Nowhere to hide out there, Marie-claire!
10 months ago.
 Rosalyn Hilborne
Rosalyn Hilborne club
Terrific shot Andy. That must be unusual for 1st May in Spain. I only remember it happening once over here on that date. There was a charity pram race about to take place, but they were snowed under!!
10 months ago.
Andy Rodker club
has replied to Rosalyn Hilborne club
It certainly took me by surprise, Rosa. I'm usually so careful. That morning the (usually very reliable) weather forecast gave no hint of anything other than a glorious day all over Spain with temperatures up in the 80s for central areas.
Ha!!
10 months ago.
 TOZ
TOZ club
Hi Andy very dramatic excellent Image I remember once on Kinder Scout not very high but we had a whiteout it laid six inches in five minutes then beautiful blue sky.
Regards TOZ
10 months ago.
Andy Rodker club
has replied to TOZ club
Thank you, TOZ!
SImilar! Except this was a mere scattering of snow which thawed within 10 minutes of the sun coming out. Then the sun dried my t-shirt and trousers in double-quick time as the temperatures soared!
10 months ago.
 Soeradjoen (limited time)
Soeradjoen (limited… club
Impressive view.
10 months ago.
Andy Rodker club
has replied to Soeradjoen (limited… club
Thank you, John!
10 months ago.
 Ulrich John
Ulrich John club
Dark clouds over the Cabrera ! An impressive moody picture !
10 months ago.
Andy Rodker club
has replied to Ulrich John club
Many thanks, Ulrich!
10 months ago.
 ╰☆☆June☆☆╮
╰☆☆June☆☆╮ club
Wonderful !!!
Happy Wednesday, and stay well ;-)
10 months ago.
Andy Rodker club
has replied to ╰☆☆June☆☆╮ club
Thank you, June!
10 months ago.
 J.Garcia
J.Garcia club
It's so beautiful that it deserves another opportunity , Andy!
10 months ago.
Andy Rodker club
has replied to J.Garcia club
Thank you, Judite!
10 months ago.
 J.Garcia
J.Garcia club
Amazing contrast and the sky is fantastic, too
Fabulous moment so well captured, Andy!!
The mountain climate is so unpredictable!
These image is so impressive that it deserves another opportunity!
10 months ago. Edited 10 months ago.
Andy Rodker club
has replied to J.Garcia club
Thank you again, Judite!
10 months ago.
 slgwv
slgwv club
Time for the space blanket in the day pack! (Which we've used once or twice.)
10 months ago.
Andy Rodker club
has replied to slgwv club
I know what you mean Steve but in May??
10 months ago.
 Andrea Ertl
Andrea Ertl club
Interessant !
10 months ago.
Andy Rodker club
has replied to Andrea Ertl club
Thank you, Andrea!
10 months ago.
 * ઇઉ *
* ઇઉ * club
Spectacular, Andy!
10 months ago.
Andy Rodker club
has replied to * ઇઉ * club
Many thanks, * ઇઉ *!
10 months ago.
 M♥rJ Photogr♥phy !! ( Marj )
M♥rJ Photogr♥phy !!… club
Wow those clouds looked forbearing ....Beautiful picture Andy !!!
10 months ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
Many thanks, Marj!
10 months ago.
 Peter_Private_Box
Peter_Private_Box club
Hi Andy
A very horrible looking storm, which I am pleased I am not out in!!
Great pic though!
Best Wishes,a nice weekend, and stay safe!!
Peter
10 months ago.
Andy Rodker club
has replied to Peter_Private_Box club
Thank you, Peter. Thankfully it was over and done with in less than half an hour!
Best wishes,
Andy
10 months ago.
 Heide
Heide club
Eine fabelhafte Lichtsimmung in einer beeindruckenden Landschaft.
10 months ago.
Andy Rodker club
has replied to Heide club
Thank you, H.-Marie!
10 months ago.
 Jenny McIntyre
Jenny McIntyre club
Wow and it was in May that the snowstorm was about to hit? Fabulous photo, Andy. Such an incredible place to visit.
10 months ago.
Andy Rodker club
has replied to Jenny McIntyre club
Yes; 1st May and it came as a complete surprise. I was wearing a t-shirt! Many thanks, Jenny!
10 months ago.

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