What a load of rubbish! Say children of a Chamonix school

19th June 2019

Children from the primary school in the Chamonix valley (Les Houches) undertook a massive clear up of the slopes to clear rubbish left by skiers and boarders too lazy to take their rubbish home. The children, their teachers and parents collected an astonishing 150kg of waste in just one day. “Thank you to all those little hands that take care of tomorrow,” a spokesperson for the local municipality said. As the snow thaws teams of volunteers are having to collecting rubbish organised by Mountain Riders , that should never have been left in such a beautiful environment from the slopes at ski areas all over the world. Cigarette ends and packaging, pack lunches, cans and drink bottles not only are unsightly but cause major problems for wildlife. Mountain Riders have organised other clean up parties throughout the Alps over the next few weeks. Each winter they collect 150 tons of waste of which about 40% is recyclable. 64% is professional waste, cables, scrap metal and other waste left after lift maintenance and installation, which make a mockery of the claim by some ski station about their green credential. Each Year Mountain riders mobilise up to 6000 volunteers to act as mountain wombles. Here are the dates and venues for clear up in 2019 organised by Mountain Riders. 22/6/19 Les Arcs 1800 22/6/19 Courchevel 1850 26/6/19 Avoriaz 27/6/19 La Rosiere 29/6/2019 Cauterets 29/6/10 Piau Engaly 5/7/19 Chailol 6/7/10 Luz 13/7/19 Peyragudes 15/7/19 Morzine 16/7/19 Val d’Isere 20/7/19 Pierre Saint Martin 21/9 Mont Ventoux Its not just skiers that create a mess on the mountains, climbers of the worlds highest mountain, Everest leave truly shocking amounts of rubbish that could take 1000’s of years to decompose. We are sure that our wonderful clients never leave their rubbish anywhere but in the appropriate place while on the mountain!Children from the primary school in the Chamonix valley (Les Houches) undertook a massive clear up of the slopes to clear rubbish left by skiers and boarders too lazy to take their rubbish home.

The children, their teachers and parents collected an astonishing 150kg of waste in just one day.

“Thank you to all those little hands that take care of tomorrow,” a spokesperson for the local municipality said.

As the snow thaws teams of volunteers collect rubbish, organised by Mountain Riders, that should never have been left in such a beautiful environment from the slopes at ski areas all over the world. Cigarette ends and packaging, pack lunches, cans and drink bottles are not only unsightly but also cause major problems for wildlife.

Mountain Riders have organised other clean up parties throughout the Alps over the next few weeks. Each winter they collect 150 tonnes of waste of which about 40% is recyclable.  64% is professional waste, cables, scrap metal and other waste left after lift maintenance and installation, which make a mockery of the claim by some ski stations about their green credentials.

Each year Mountain Riders mobilise up to 6000 volunteers to act as mountain wombles.

Here are the dates and venues for clear up in 2019 organised by Mountain Riders.

22/6/19 Les Arcs 1800

22/6/19 Courchevel 1850

26/6/19 Avoriaz

27/6/19 La Rosiere

29/6/2019 Cauterets

29/6/10 Piau Engaly

5/7/19 Chaille

6/7/10 Luz

13/7/19 Peyragudes

15/7/19 Morzine

16/7/19 Val d’Isere

20/7/19 Pierre Saint Martin

21/9 Mont Ventoux

 

It’s not just skiers that create a mess on the mountains. Climbers of the worlds highest mountain, Everest, leave truly shocking amounts of rubbish that could take 1000’s of years to decompose.

Children from the primary school in the Chamonix valley (Les Houches) undertook a massive clear up of the slopes to clear rubbish left by skiers and boarders too lazy to take their rubbish home. The children, their teachers and parents collected an astonishing 150kg of waste in just one day. “Thank you to all those little hands that take care of tomorrow,” a spokesperson for the local municipality said. As the snow thaws teams of volunteers are having to collecting rubbish organised by Mountain Riders , that should never have been left in such a beautiful environment from the slopes at ski areas all over the world. Cigarette ends and packaging, pack lunches, cans and drink bottles not only are unsightly but cause major problems for wildlife. Mountain Riders have organised other clean up parties throughout the Alps over the next few weeks. Each winter they collect 150 tons of waste of which about 40% is recyclable. 64% is professional waste, cables, scrap metal and other waste left after lift maintenance and installation, which make a mockery of the claim by some ski station about their green credential. Each Year Mountain riders mobilise up to 6000 volunteers to act as mountain wombles. Here are the dates and venues for clear up in 2019 organised by Mountain Riders. 22/6/19 Les Arcs 1800 22/6/19 Courchevel 1850 26/6/19 Avoriaz 27/6/19 La Rosiere 29/6/2019 Cauterets 29/6/10 Piau Engaly 5/7/19 Chailol 6/7/10 Luz 13/7/19 Peyragudes 15/7/19 Morzine 16/7/19 Val d’Isere 20/7/19 Pierre Saint Martin 21/9 Mont Ventoux Its not just skiers that create a mess on the mountains, climbers of the worlds highest mountain, Everest leave truly shocking amounts of rubbish that could take 1000’s of years to decompose. We are sure that our wonderful clients never leave their rubbish anywhere but in the appropriate place while on the mountain!We are sure that our wonderful clients never leave their rubbish anywhere but in the appropriate place while on the mountain!