/ Snow holing and what to do with “number twos”
Snow White Project - Cairngorm Mountain Ranger Service
Theaim of the Snow White Project is to reduce the amount of human waste on the high plateau. There is particular pressure around the popular snow hole sites accessible from the Cairngorm Ski Area (Ciste Mhearad and Coire Domhain).
Therefore, we encourage everyone to carry waste back in special pots and biodegradable bags (available in the Cairngorm Mountain Ranger Base).
Why be concerned?
If you are accessing a snow hole site from the Cairngorm Ski Area I would encourage you to do your bit for the Cairngorms.
Most individuals and groups on winter skills courses are aware of the system and a great thanks to those who use it, but I have had a few individuals who were unaware of the FREE service on offer from the Cairngorm Mountain Ranger Service.
Any questions please email me: email@example.com
Or phone on 01479 861 327
Cairngorm Mountain Ranger Service
What a brilliant idea
Where is the Ranger base ?
It's where they post up the weather and avalanche forecasts at the ski centre.
So someone found my stool on Cairn Toul?
Well done on getting this funded - over here we clean our own pots etc.
Is this on your website? Can't seem to find it on the current website - a link would be useful as could be circulated just to remind folks?
BTW this was started years back by Heather Morning when she was working as a Ranger at the ski-area. Glenmore Lodge prior to then had been operating their own bag in bag out project as a trial with Winter ML groups (and currently now run this for their Winter ML groups).
I'm not sure why someone would dislike this post, perhaps they will be staging a dirty protest?
> I'm not sure why someone would dislike this post, perhaps they will be staging a dirty protest?
Yet they have no problem showing their faeces in public.
On a separate note Chris on a few occasions we've noticed the weather and avalanche reports on the electronic display screen at the Ranger Base was out of date and we popped in to mention it but no one was about. Who updates this and would it be possible to slow down the speed that the various weather and avalanches reports change at as it is far to fast to read and very frustrating.
I much preferred it called "The Poo Project" as it was back then
Ron thanks for you feedback. And I agree the electronic board has not been ideal with some teething trouble!
After fiddling with setting, I have just found some which allows me to put up a two page spread of the weather, etc. It is MUCH easier to read now with a better resolution in full screen. I have that up to 40 seconds. Let me know if it is still too fast. People getting the bus start to complain if it is more than that.
Yeah - says what it is on the can, I agree.
Thanks, Chris - it's a great project so it would be good to have it's own web page I think - bring it into sharp focus esp during winter time.
I've always found defecating into a plastic bag to be nearly impossible. Its very easy to drop on out onto the ground, then pick it up in a bag, like you would for your doggies doo doo. I find the idea of aiming for a bag to put many people off, but as soon as I raise the ease of picking up the doggie mess, the practice is quickly adopted. I especially see this as a great thing in the cold, when the post-event-cold-hands need warming. The ground also takes care of any urine that would find its way into the bag (a natural filter if you like). Now, does anyone know of a supply of double thickness freezer bags, in the range of 2 kg capacity of a material slightly less dense than water (generally)?
I think it's very dependent where you are on the Bristol Stool Chart (may be proportional to the amount of freeze-dried food or gels that have been consumed). Peeing all over the deposit doesn't make the run off better.
Hence the NZ practice of large sheets that are then wrapped and folded like so many cod and chips. Also often easier to slide in the pot (bearing in mind some trips might be longer than overnight, and after the first week the size of the pot becomes increasingly important!
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