Chris Cripps

Lindsay's Scafell Pike 60th Year Litter Pick Challenge

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Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team

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RCN 1020136


My Scafell Pike 60th Year Litter Pick Challenge in aid of Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team (WMRT)

COVID19 has impacted everyone. These selfless volunteers’ turnout 24/7, in all conditions, to help those in trouble on the fells. The Corona Virus has meant extra time, work, inconvenience, risk and cost (personal protective equipment - PPE).

Annual local fundraising events such as the three Gosforth Road Races and the Lingmell Dash fell race have been cancelled. This is an attempt to raise money for Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team and make good this shortfall.

Sadly, litter is a problem everywhere in the county including Wasdale and Scafell Pike, at 3,210 feet England’s highest mountain.

Many locals clean up including, farmers, the National Trust, Mick Pearce and Dave (on the Corridor route) but I have also collected many bags from the valley and Scafell Pike. As an example, I picked up 522 plastic bottles between 3rd May & 29th June and much more beside!

My aim is to safely climb Scafell Pike as many times as possible between 11/10/2019 and my birthday on the 11/10/2020 and to keep both the mountain and the Wasdale valley as clean as possible. 

If you are kind enough to donate, as a bit of fun please guess how many ascents I will make in the comments on the JustGiving page. It might help to know 80 days were missed due to the national lock down and our own post Italy isolation.

It would be my best 60th birthday present on 11th Oct to have raised funds for WMRT whilst keeping this stunning place tidy. 

Please support this vital volunteer emergency service.

Many thanks – Lindsay Buck AKA the #wasdalewomble

About the charity

Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team

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RCN 1020136
It provides search and rescue cover for the mountains and valleys of Wasdale and Eskdale in the western Lake District. The area covers England's highest mountains and Britain's favourite view.

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