The milky white void.
29th December 2020
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(Above) Poor conditions for photography today with any definition all but disappearing above 850m. The photo has had a lot of post-production editing to enhance what contrast there was. What you see is the view down to Coire Ardair from high in Balloon Gully, which is a broad shallow feature (more of a re-entrant, p’raps?) incised into the south facing side wall of Coire Ardair. If you’re wandering up Coire Ardair have a look up to your right just before the old birch trees peter out and you’ll see Balloon Gully; it’s the left-hand branch of two re-entrants which form a Y-shape. The gully provides steep, direct and brutally leg-burning access to the Carn Liath plateau from Coire Ardair. For added spice there are a plethora of small rocks and boulders, usually covered by snow, to stumble on. Not recommended!
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