The Great Outdoors (UK)
After garish markings were left on rocks on an Isle of Arran mountain by the organisers of an “exclusive” ultramarathon, TGO readers reacted with anger and disgust to our online story on the controversy...
Kathryn Telford (Facebook): “This is inexcusable! All the events I’ve attended have had plastic arrows pointing the way. These are then taken down by a sweeper. Works perfectly well and leaves no trace.” Peter Evans (@cramponpoint, Twitter):
“Thanks for highlighting this Lucy - it’s totally unacceptable and the organisers of this event should be ashamed of themselves. Using the mountains and countryside as a resource for challenge events is growing and degrades the peace and tranquillity that we all crave.” Ashbourne Gateway Centre (@ ashbournegate, Twitter): “Shockingly bad. ‘Leave no trace’ is the way to go.”
Wulls (@independanista, Twitter):
“I absolutely despair.”