August 16, 2021

A Mountain of a Chore


A Mountain of a Chore
Even the most remote places on the earth aren't immune from human tampering, unfortunately.  Photo by Ivan Lukyanov via Unsplash

Most people scale the tops of the world's highest mountains for the satisfaction or thrill of having conquered the immense altitude. On August 28th, however, a group of volunteers will be ascending Mount Elbrus with a more altruistic goal: to rid the slopes of unnecessary litter

Mount Elbrus is both the tallest mountain in Russia and the tallest mountain in all of Europe. Climbers from all over the world come to cross it off of their bucket list, but the natural beauty of the area pays a cost for all that traffic. 

With this in mind, "Clean Mountain 2021" encourages volunteers to help tackle this problem. Participants are given free cable car rides and the equipment necessary to remove litter (no strenuous mountain climbing required, thank God). 

This is the second time the event will take place. Last year, 320 volunteers showed up and were able to collect fifty tons of garbage. Quite the score, but hopefully, they still searched it well for any felines hidden inside.

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