Climber who reached the peak of Mount Snowdon photographs an incredible circular RAINBOW

September 24, 2013 | by | 0 Comments

A mountain climber was left stunned when he reached the peak of Mount Snowdon to see an incredible circular RAINBOW.

Sam Clack, 33, had spent four hours scaling the UK’s highest peak to be met by the stunning sight.

He looked over the ridge to see what is known as a Brocken Spectre, a rare phenomenon caused by the sun and his own shadow.

A mountain climber was left stunned when he reached the peak of Mt Snowdon to see this incredible circular RAINBOW

A mountain climber was left stunned when he reached the peak of Mt Snowdon to see this incredible circular RAINBOW

The sun, which was behind him, projected his shadow onto the mist below, creating the colourful, halo-like maze.

It takes its name from the Brocken, a peak in the Harz Mountains in Germany where it was first identified.

Radio journalist Sam, from Manchester, said: “I was climbing Snowdon at the weekend and when I reached the top I came across the amazing spectacle.

Sam Clack, 33, at the peak of Mount Snowdon

Sam Clack, 33, at the peak of Mount Snowdon

“I only know it’s a Brocken Spectre as I randomly met a retired physics teacher at the top, who managed to explain it when he’d lifted his jaw from the floor.

“I have never seen one before and may never see another, it was definitely a privilege to have witnessed it.”

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