Sunday, 3 January 2016

Stach Polaidh

The wild weather in the Cairngorm's today made us drive west, winds were still very strong but we manged this 612 m. summit. Many people think its the remains of a volcano, but its not that at all.  In actual fact Stach Polaidh and it's near neighbor Sulliven  was formed by erosion. Many years ago the whole land area was covered by a 1000 million year old layer of Torridonain  sandstone. Ice sheets and rivers  eventually carved  the layer away leaving behind these isolated remarkable mountains.. The last ice sheets melted around 15000 year ago.   

We had to rope up to get to some of the spires.

Red deer grazing  by the road side 

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