Swiss even clean their mountains!

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It's not just the UK's HOLDZ that are taking advantage of EU funds to clean Europe's cliffs and boulders. See today's UK News Report 'HOLDZ' - Crag Cleaning. The squeaky clean and organised Swiss are also at it.

You can even apply for the job: Mountain cleaners wanted:Take the aptitude test and stand the chance to win a week's holiday including a guided climb on the Brunnistöckli via ferrata (fixed-rope climb) for 2 people.

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1 Apr, 2009
and thanks Henry Iddon.
1 Apr, 2009
1 Apr, 2009
They really do! We were stopped once going down from the Rothornhut between 8 am and 12 o'clock as path cleaning was carried out by the mountain guides!
1 Apr, 2009
I can thoroughly recommend the Swiss cleaning week. It happens every year, the 1st week in September after the Brits have gone home. I've been out to the Saas-Fee one quite a few times now. The big advantage is the free lifts and hut nights and you are only expected to pick up a few sweet wrappers on the way down from your route.
1 Apr, 2009
The swiss really are setting a good example here. Makes BMC crag cleanups look pretty disorganised and Paltry in my opinion. Come on BMC get it sorted ! ..... Just imagine those quarries in south wales polished, glowing and clean enough to eat Lavabread off
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