Rough weather is waiting...

Rough weather is waiting...

Rough weather is waiting around the corner. These and other weird looking clouds were racing over the sky the whole day. Forming, disappearing, re-forming and changing at a high pace.
Late the following night a violent blizzard arrived.
Photo shot from in between El Fraile and El Muerto, on the way to Ojos del Salado.
on Nov 20, 2005 12:07 pm
Image ID: 137186


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Corax - Jan 3, 2007 6:29 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: It looks great...

I have never seen similar.

Me neither, or I should say; I have never seen that kind of cloud formations in any other place than the Puna.

When there's a storm approaching, these kind of clouds start to build up.
It's a 100% warning for strong winds.


Laurabeth - Jan 20, 2007 5:25 pm - Voted 10/10

Insane Shot!!

the calm before the storm....


Corax - Jan 28, 2007 10:19 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Insane Shot!!

Yes, it was the calm before the storm. First i saw the clouds forming and then the first gusts arrived. Later on that day, the wind had picked up a lot and that night was insane. I was lucky to find a good shelter for my tent. I went for the summit of Ojos del Salado the next day. Was a bit afraid to be blown off the summit ridge.


Corax - Feb 26, 2007 2:27 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: what a wonderful shot!

It was in 2005. The date must've been the 28'th or 29'th of March. That's in the end of the summer season and the first fall storms arrive. The one that hit me was brutal. I was lucky to find a deep river bed where I had good shelter for my tent. The wind knocked me down twice on the summit ridge of Ojos del Salado the day after.


seanpeckham - Jun 12, 2007 2:05 am - Voted 10/10


Those are the weirdest-looking clouds I've ever seen! So surreal. Cool picture!!


Corax - Jul 13, 2007 2:22 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Wow!

I have never seen that strange clouds either. Like sky demons.


furia - Oct 30, 2007 12:14 pm - Voted 10/10


very impressive indeed!!


Corax - Nov 2, 2007 7:33 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: wow


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Nate D - Nov 28, 2007 2:43 pm - Voted 10/10


check out and consider posting this photo to:


Corax - Nov 28, 2007 7:30 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: incredible - A good idea

Thanks for the tip. I checked out the site and I will most definitely send some of my photos there. I love strange looking clouds!


stinkycheezman33 - Feb 24, 2008 4:51 pm - Voted 10/10


those are some crazy looking clouds. i know it's been said already, but nice shot! thanks for sharing.


Corax - Feb 26, 2008 2:25 am - Hasn't voted

Re: wow

I may add some more photos from that day later. Lots of weird cloud formations before that storm.


seanpeckham - May 9, 2008 5:10 pm - Voted 10/10

weird clouds!

looks like a surrealist painting. Great photo!


Corax - May 12, 2008 5:37 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: weird clouds!

Thanks for the comment and the vote. Beautiful, but also a warning of what was coming up ---> a violent storm arrived later that day.


BCJ - Oct 20, 2008 10:58 pm - Voted 10/10


the most interesting cloud formation I've seen...looks like that front part of the cloud just popped off the back part. Great photo!



Corax - Oct 29, 2008 11:59 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Easily...

Thanks Brian.
I may post some more photos from that day. The sky was a riot of clouds "battling each other".


claudioNC - Nov 19, 2008 8:48 pm - Voted 10/10

Bellissima, davvero !!!



Corax - Nov 20, 2008 4:33 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Bellissima, davvero !!!

It's one of my favorite days in the mountains ever. There was a war going on in the sky and you knew something really nasty was coming up. I was lucky to find a reasonably sheltered valley for protection in the end of the day. Must've been hurricane force winds that night.


claudioNC - Nov 20, 2008 7:50 am - Voted 10/10

Re: Bellissima, davvero !!!

I can imagine it! At the end of summer... so, at least, it wasn't too much cold during the night?


sylvainperron - Dec 3, 2008 4:22 pm - Voted 10/10



It looks like a painting! Almost Daliesque!!


PS: Thanks for the vote!

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