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Volunteers clear up gateway to mountain range

Posted 13 April 2010
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Volunteers clear up gateway to mountain range
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A team of volunteers from conservation group the John Muir Trust has carried out a major clean-up of an area on the Isle of Skye frequented by walkers on their way to climb the Munros of the Black Cuillin.

The shoreline around Camasunary Bay has picked up a large quantity of litter that has drifted across the sea from the nearby islands of Rum and Eigg, but trust volunteers have now removed what they estimate to be 230 metres of plastic rubbish.

Among the items collected were 100 barrels and 150 plastic containers.

It noted that this location is the "gateway to the Cuillin", a mountain range that inspires many people to take on its Alpine crags.

The range includes 12 Munros and the highest of these, Sgurr Dearg - also known as the Inaccessible Pinnacle - is topped by a narrow tower of rock that can only be tackled using a climbing rope and a belay device.

Posted by Dan Mirza