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Yosemite enjoys a major clean-up

The Yosemite Climbing Association is dedicated to preserving the cliff faces and climbing routes of this world-renowned spot. Over the last 15 years, it has coordinated a clean-up operation involving more than 3,000 volunteers.

FEBRUARY 2018

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In 2017, they collected more than three tonnes of litter from the trails and the zones around the cliffs. Clean-up operations have also taken place on the famous big wall of El Capitan, notably the Nose and Salathe Wall routes. A team of climbers accompanied by a few of the national park’s rangers scaled the various routes to search for waste left behind by climbers. Fortunately, the association has noted that the quantity of waste collected is falling each year.

Uploaded in February 2018


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