Hill hack of the month

Trail (UK) - - CONTENTS - Katie Busch, London

QAre there any moun­tain lit­ter-pick­ing de­vices that are small and light to carry, so that I don’t have to pick up dirty rub­bish on the hills with my bare hands? Used tis­sues, mouldy tins of half-eaten sar­dines, old cig­a­rette butts and rot­ting ba­nana skins – we re­alise that be­com­ing a moun­tain #LitterHero might in­volve han­dling some pretty un­savoury items that have been thought­lessly dis­carded as rub­bish by oth­ers on the hill. You might not be happy pick­ing up such things by hand, es­pe­cially if there are lim­ited op­por­tu­ni­ties to clean them af­ter­wards, and that’s to­tally un­der­stand­able.

So, to save traips­ing up a hill with one of those me­tre-long lit­ter-picker tools un­der your arm, we have an in­ge­nious so­lu­tion – why not try us­ing the hum­ble wooden clothes peg! These 19th cen­tury spring-pow­ered con­trap­tions weigh next to noth­ing, will go un­no­ticed in a ruck­sack or jacket pocket, aren’t made of plas­tic and make for handy lit­tle lit­ter grab­bers.

If you now feel re-en­thused about help­ing to rid our hills of rub­bish with­out hav­ing to han­dle rot­ting grime, flick back to page 37 to find out how you can claim your free can­vas lit­ter tote bag and join the #LitterHero rev­o­lu­tion. And re­mem­ber, you can make a dif­fer­ence!

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