Cleaning the highest summits of Europe

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Cleaning the highest summits of Europe

by Beija » Tue Oct 22, 2019 9:38 pm

Hi all!

I know it's a first post, but I wanted to share with you a recent challenge I undertook: climbing solo and unassisted (aka Alpine style) the highest point of each European country, all while picking up the litter left by other hikers/alpinists.

Being raised in a mountain environment, it always bothered me to see people (even so-called mountain-lovers) just leaving their trash all over the slopes.
When I was younger I was part of a non-profit that would go and pick up litter from the mountains.
This time I wanted to make the message ripple.
So what a better way than climbing mountains solo and alpine style all around Europe! :wink:

Overall, the amount of trash I picked up is nothing in the "sea" of litter one can find, but I hope people can understand that if I managed to climb summits alone while picking up other people's litter, then anyone can climb without trashing the slopes.
I have a personal rule: littering voids the summiting.

(ps: yes, there were a lot of very tough "high points" such as the Netherlands and Denmark :D )

I made a short video to summarize it all:
(in the meantime: watch?v=nvJ2nsKPuqE )
(activate the subtitles)

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Re: Cleaning the highest summits of Europe

by dadndave » Tue Oct 22, 2019 11:36 pm

"littering voids the summiting"

I totally agree.

It would make a revised list of Everest summits interesting.
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