Magnificent Morrone by jamibann

Magnificent Morrone

Yesterday we climbed Morrone. Morrone (870 m) is not just a simple hill to me. It was here that between 1967 and 1969 dad and his team built and erected a radio hut and a radio transmission mast (designed to improve communications in the Cairngorms and aid the Mountain Rescue Teams) - no mean feat given the height and the terrain. Since then there have been lots of communication additions on the top of Morrone, including this rather magnificent mast.

So, a very special place for me, and yesterday was a magnificent day to visit the summit and try out our new snow shoes.
Superb day and what memories
January 7th, 2021  
Wonderful photo...such a clear day up there. Love the blues. And so special with such a personal connection. Hope Dad is doing well.
January 7th, 2021  
This is very cool
January 7th, 2021  
You take such incredible photos Issi....this s well as being very personal is just incredible in picture & story. Your dad will love to see this one...a great legacy for his career for all to see. What a asset to the community that must have been. The lone figure just accentuates the height & grandeur.
You could be on the moon if it wasn’t in the picture already!
January 7th, 2021  
Favtastic capture with the moon too :) And wonderful memories for you.
January 7th, 2021  
Great composition
January 7th, 2021  
What a great shot and story. Quite an achievement and a proud moment for your family to be part of building of the mast. I am sure your Dad will love looking at this photo, it will bring back memories.
January 7th, 2021  
challenging landscape to hike, great shot.
January 7th, 2021  
Looks like fun , and I love how you've composed this.
January 7th, 2021  
Cool photo, awesome story!
January 7th, 2021  
Indeed a splendid shot of such an innovative and practical installation for Comms.

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January 7th, 2021  
Oooh, this is so beautiful scene ❤️
January 7th, 2021  
@happypat Yes, I thought it very lunar as well! :-)
January 7th, 2021  
@s4sayer Oh that sounds marvellous, but don't know how you can do that ... I'd love to! Tell me more.
January 7th, 2021  
That figure gives the scale, super capture
January 7th, 2021  
Bep
Wonderful memories. What a gorgeous capture of Morrone.
January 7th, 2021  
What an achievement! Magical lighting too for your capture.
January 7th, 2021  
Fabulous capture. Your inclusion of your hubby (I presume) illustrates the size of the mast. How wonderful to have first hand knowledge of the history of the area.
January 7th, 2021  
That’s a great achievement and an added incentive for getting up that hill!
January 7th, 2021  
What a fantastic acheivement and such wonderful memories. Fabulous day for your walk up there too!
January 7th, 2021  
Great results and a beautiful winter scene!
January 7th, 2021  
Amazing scenery and this little man... fav
January 7th, 2021  
This is amazing and quite a memory for you. Very desolate looking despite the hiker.
January 7th, 2021  
Rugged indeed, great winter scene and love the moon
January 7th, 2021  
Great story, great shot- and you even caught the moon! fav
January 8th, 2021  
Neat shot and story...............it looks like you could be walking on Mars!
January 8th, 2021  
Cool shot
January 8th, 2021  
Wonderful composition and narrative. You must feel great pride of the part your Dad played.
January 8th, 2021  
Wow. looks hard work getting to the top.
January 8th, 2021  
@randystreat Ha ha ... hiker in front is hubby. We never met another soul!
January 8th, 2021  
wow, impressive shot and story
January 8th, 2021  
Great landscape
January 8th, 2021  
I mean, you have the man, the structure (for scale), and the MOON. Amazing shot.Also, thank you for sharing the history as it relates to your Dad. Makes me smile.
January 10th, 2021  
The mast limned with frost or snow stands out beautifully.
January 13th, 2021  
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