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New Nevis clean-up planned

Posted 30 July 2010
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New Nevis clean-up planned
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Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in Britain, is to get another clean-up when volunteers take to its slopes to collect litter next month.

The weekend of August 13th to 16th will see the Friends of Nevis group take to the slopes in a litter pick that could see dozens of volunteers from the group donning their hiking boots and bringing bin bags to help keep the mountain clean.

Ben Nevis also benefits from members of the John Muir Trust venturing up in their waterproof jackets and other walking gear to carry out similar activities, with its most recent trip seeing ten bags of rubbish collected.

Both organisations are also involved in maintaining footpaths in the vicinity, with Friends of Nevis concentrating on the routes up the mountain as well as the top.

The John Muir Trust has also been carrying out work on the nearby Steall Bridge across the Waters of Nevis, which when repaired will enable walkers to cross the wire structure to access some of the Munros of the Mamores range.

Posted by Brandon Egley