The UNT British Isles Field Crew (i.e., UNT students, Dr. Harry Williams, and Dr. Lyons from University College Cork, Ireland) visited Galway and Bangor before arriving to the medieval city of Edinburgh on their third leg of the British Isles Field Trip.
What did they see? One group of students visited Inis Mor, the largest of the Aran Islands off the west coast of Ireland, and clearly a site worth visiting (photo 1). Another group hiked, ran, walked––enjoyed!––the climb up Mount Snowdon (photo 2), the highest mountain in England and Wales. Mount Snowdon stands 1085 meters above sea level (3,560 feet).
After these journeys from sea to summit, the whole group examined volcanic features in Edinburgh, the home of James Hutton––a Scottish scientist who made major contributions to modern geology. The students carried out one field exercise on top of the ancient volcano known as “Arthur's Seat” (photo 3) and another at the base of Arthur’s Seat. According to Dr. Williams (and the students, photo 4), it was a perilous (but fun, of course) walk down.
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Back from left - Marc Webb, Ryan Kearney, Andreas Ruiz de la Peña, Chloe Thomas. Front - Jose Barcenas, Cody Brule
Back from left - Elliot Edmonds, Chloe Thomas, Ryan Kearney, Cody Brule, Ben Clayton. Front kneeling - Andreas Ruiz de la Peña
Back from left - Cody Brule, Jason Hornyak, Marc Webb, Danae Daugherty, Joey Whitney, Elliot Edmonds, Chloe Thomas, Ben Clayton. Front Andreas Ruiz de la Peña, Jose Barcenas, Kristen Ernst, Ryan Kearney
Group at the base of Arthur's Seat after treacherous walk down. They all made it!