Getting to the bottom of things

25nov2019-bottomA bleak Thursday 14th November hardly offered the perfect weather for a geography field trip. Y12 and Y13 worked together in order to enhance their understanding of weathering, mass movements and volcanic features present on the island. The day began with a short drive to Bandama's Caldera where we were able to observe the result of a Plinian eruption. We got the chance to see the different layers of material that formed this strato-volcano.

Following on from Bandama, we drove up to the Caldera of Pinos de Gáldar. The drop in temperature was dramatic, making the British born and bred Mr. King feel at home. There was rain, fog and it was very windy. We descended the western flank of the caldera and walked back up in order to see the caldera itself and examples of slope modification. The very last stop was a quick trek up to the peak of Montañon Negro. Although hiking conditions were by now terrible, we were now able to collect some interesting lava samples.

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