Ben Nevis: volunteers are needed for work on its paths

Ben Nevis: volunteers are needed for work on its paths

Mountain lovers are being urged to put something back with a spruce-up of Britain’s highest mountain.

Friends of Nevis are inviting volunteers to its next path maintenance and repair weekend.

The weekend, between 13 and 16 August, will coincide with the John Muir Trust’s litter pick which takes place on the Sunday. It is hoped walkers will take part in both.

A spokesperson for the Friends said: “Our main activity will be taking place below Lochan Meall an t-Suidhe – the Halfway Lochan – and we are hoping to get to the stage where all the drains on the lower sections of the track have been checked and maintained by our volunteers during 2010.

“We also need a few hardy folk to gather together and excavate the remains of someone’s abandoned campsite near the lochan so that it can be removed from the site by the helicopter we have booked to take our contractors’ cabins out on 19tAugust.

“This particular weekend should also give interested parties a great chance to see the finished contracted works on the main track – we have had a lot of very positive comments about the work and are delighted that it’s going to be finished during the current summer season.”

Details of how to take part are available by phoning 01397 701088 or emailing the Friends of Nevis.

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