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Major clean-up for England's highest peak

Posted 26 September 2012
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Major clean-up for England's highest peak
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The thought of England being a country with a pile of litter on top of it has inspired some publicly-spirited people to put on their walking boots, grab some bin bags and do something about it.

A recent BBC TV programme highlighted the state of the mountain after a summer in which many climbers - including some people undertaking the Three Peaks Challenge - left the vicinity of the 3,210 ft summit strewn with rubbish.

Responding to the situation, a team from the Kendal branch of recruitment agency Adecco climbed the mountain last weekend to carry out a clean-up, something that was backed by Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team (WMRT).

WMRT spokesman Richard Warren commented afterwards: "Let us hope that the message got across to many that day who might have twigged about keeping our countryside and mountain tops clean for the enjoyment of all."

Not all the Three Peaks suffered badly at the hands of litter louts this summer.

A work party of volunteers from the John Muir Trust said the level of rubbish recovered from Ben Nevis in its end of summer litter pick was the lowest ever.ADNFCR-2803-ID-801457846-ADNFCR