Videos tagged with "basalt"
Fingal's cave [00:24]
Petit aperçu de la caverne de Fingal sur l'île de Staffa, Écosse A general view of Fingal's cave on Staffa Island, Scotland
Tags: Fingal, Staffa, Isle, Ile, Ecosse, Scotland, Hébrides, Hebrids, Cave, Caverne, Volcanic, Volcanique, Basalt, Basalte
Ochil Hills - Castle Law - Cairn & Pictish Fort Remains - Dumyat [01:38]
Dumyat has two principal summits: Castle Law on the west, and Dumyat proper on the east. On the summit of Castle Law the remains of an ancient hill fort, originally occupied by the Maeatae, are still clearly discernible. At one time the favourite route to the summit of either Dumyat or Castle Law was via the prominent gulley which runs almost straight up the southern scarp face, and continues down the gently sloping north face. This gulley was formed by the erosion of a fault, resulting from the juxtaposition of soft pyroclastic rocks on one side against harder andesite and basalt on the other. This has resulted in an area where hard andesite slightly overhangs, and is the darkest and least exposed part of the climb, which is not particularly difficult. Further gullies, formed by secondary tearing around the main fault (itself a product of the major disturbance which resulted from the Ochil Fault) extend to the right into Dumyat, and form potential shortcuts to the summit. The first of these, Raeburn's Gulley, is particularly dangerous and should only be attempted by experienced and properly equipped rock climbers, however the second, Siart Gulley, is climbable by anyone of average ability, if care is taken in scrambling up the steep step at the end. The third, fourth and fifth gullies are not named, and become progressively easier Dumyat ( /dəˈmaɪ.ɨt/) is a hill at the western extremity of the Ochil Hills in central Scotland. The name is thought to originate from Dun ...
Tags: Ochil, Hills, stirling, scotland, dumyat, Maeatae, Castle, Law, Wallace, Monument.
Ardnamurchan Charters - a day trip to Lunga and Staffa [06:20]
A wildlife day trip watching basking sharks and visiting Lunga and Staffa. Close ups on Puffins, Razorbills, Shags and Guillimots. Walking through Bluebells. Visiting Staffa and viewing the basalt columns and Fingal's Cave.
Tags: wildlife, trip, Ardnamurchan, puffins, razorbills, guillimots, basking, sharks, Bluebells, Staffa, Fingal's, Cave, Basalt, scotland
SCOTLAND - EDIMBURGH CASTLE - ONE O' CLOCK GUN [03:37]
EDINBURGH CASTLE - ONE O' CLOCK GUN. Situato in una rupe basaltica di origine vulcanica, il castello di Edimburgo è costituito da un insieme di edifici che vanno dal XII al XX secolo, e che riflettono il suo notevole ruolo di fortezza, palazzo reale, prigione militare e prigione di stato. Sebbene vi siano testimonianze dell' occupazione nell' età del bronzo, la fortezza originaria fu costruita nel VI secolo dal sovrano della Northumbria, Edwin, dal quale la città prende il nome. Attrazione storica da non perdere, l' appuntamento alle ore 13:00 per vedere il mastro cannoniere che spara tutti i giorni con il cannone!!!!! Ma funzionerà sempre......?