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Often when we look at a scene, we only see the surface, the trees, the buildings. We don’t always stop to think of what lies beneath the hills and soil.
This image was captured from the limestone pavement on the northern side of Schiehallion and shows the land to the north-west fading into the evening haze.
A limestone pavement is an exposed flat area of limestone. They often have holes and channels in them, formed by a combination of chemical weathering and erosion.
If you look for Strath Fionan and Schiehallion on a map, you will see a few quarries along the road and the Tomphubil lime kiln. This land is very limestone-rich and once attracted industrially-minded people to harvest and process these precious materials.
And what about Schiehallion itself? Some people believe Schiehallion is an extinct volcano due to its shape. It was instead formed by sedimentary processes and was carved into its unique shape by erosion during the ice age.
The majority of the rock that makes up Schiehallion is a pretty white or pink stone called quartzite. It is easily seen during walks to the summit.
Another thing you will likely notice during a climb up Schiehallion is sink-holes! We often think of mountains as being solid and unmoving, but they are always changing, even if incredibly slowly.