Route changed to pro­tect moun­tain

The Oban Times - - News -

LAST year, one of the coun­try’s best-known race routes was changed to safe­guard the fu­ture of the Ben Ne­vis Race and the fu­ture of the moun­tain.

In a fur­ther com­mit­ment to sus­tain­abil­ity, Ben Ne­vis Race As­so­ci­a­tion re­cently do­nated £ 500 to Ne­vis Land­scape Part­ner­ship to con­tribute to­wards tack­ling the en­vi­ron­men­tal im­pact of large-scale chal­lenge events on Ben Ne­vis and Glen Ne­vis.

Lewis Pate, en­vi­ron­men­tal projects of­fi­cer with the Ne­vis Land­scape Part­ner­ship, said: ‘Every­one here would like to thank Micky White­head and the Ben Ne­vis Race As­so­ci­a­tion for their ex­tremely kind do­na­tion.

‘ We will con­tinue to raise aware­ness of the en­vi­ron­men­tal im­pacts caused by large- scale events on Ben Ne­vis and hope to work with many more race and chal­lenge or­gan­is­ers to make their in­di­vid­ual events as sus­tain­able as pos­si­ble.’

Sus­tain­able Fu­tures: Ero­sion and Min­i­mal Im­pact is just one of Ne­vis Land­scape Part­ner­ship’s 19 en­vi­ron­men­tal projects.

Full de­tails of the en­tire pro­gramme, along with en­gage­ment and vol­un­teer­ing events for the com­ing year, can be found on the Ne­vis Land­scape Part­ner­ship’s web­site and so­cial me­dia feeds.

Go to www.nevis­land­, www.face­ nevis­land­scape, www.twit­ter. com/nevis­land­scape, www. vimeo. com/ nevis­land­scape and­sta­ nevis_ land­scape.

The Ben Ne­vis Race is a hugely pop­u­lar event.

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