Spruce-up day for Scotland’s peaks
Britain’s tallest mountain – and for the first time other Scottish peaks – are to be cleaned-up by an army of volunteers today to remove rubbish left behind by walkers.
The spruce-up of 4411-feet high Ben Nevis is part of a combined effort to tidy Scotland’s, Wales’s and England’s three highest peaks.
The Real 3 Peaks Challenge takes place on Ben Nevis, Snowdon in Wales and Scafell Pike in England.
The event has in the past removed 1.8 tonnes of litter from the popular mountains.
This year, alongside the “Big 3” peaks, Lochnagar, Cairngorm, Ben Macdui, Ben Lomond, Goat Fell on Arran and two areas of The Peak District, will also be cleaned.