December 1st, 2008
"The pictures show a thin layer of medium-level cloud that has been pummeled by winds churned up between the glaciers below.
'You often see clouds repeating the shape of the ground below,' a spokeswoman from the Met Office said.
'The wind comes in from one side, is lifted up over the mountains and hits the clouds before coming down again. It's a dramatic example of what is known as an orographic effect.'The angle of the rising sun helped to highlight the different colours and intricate patterns."