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Ben Nevis summit cleaned up

Posted 25 June 2010
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Ben Nevis summit cleaned up
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A major clean-up of the summit of Britain's highest mountain has been completed.

Volunteers from the John Muir Trust put on their men's outdoor clothing and women's outdoor clothing and headed up the 4,408 ft summit and collected various items of litter left up there over recent months - when much of it will have been obscured by snow.

The trust revealed this week what its team found in their trek at the end of May, as they filled six bags with which included as half-eaten food, glass bottles and abandoned clothes.

Two bags of rubbish were filled with rubbish located at the summit shelter, where some will have spent time avoiding the harsh weather at the top over recent months.

Ben Nevis retains snow for most of the year, with the potential danger of cornices overhanging its north face being present even in months such as June.

Routes to the top include the zig-zagging tourist route and the harder Carn Mor Dearg Arete route, with the latter being a narrow ridge connecting Ben Nevis with neighbouring Carn Mor Dearg, itself a mountain over 4,000 ft.

Posted by Dan Mirza