Help The BMC ‘Mend our Mountains’ You Can Still Donate

Duckboard on marshy ground

UPDATE: 1st June 2016

Thanks to the huge success of the BMC Mend Our Mountains crowdfunding campaign, we have decided to keep the campaign running on our website to continue raising much needed funds for upland path repair projects across the UK. BMC – Mend Our Mountains lives on – you can still donate

 

UPDATE: 9th May 2016

Mend Our Mountains Extended

Direct link to – Mend Our Mountains crowdfunding campaign extended by a week

BMC ‘Mend our Mountains’ campaign to help UK peak 

Your mountains need you. Help us raise at least £100,000 for urgent path repair projects on some of Britain’s most iconic peaks.

The BMC  crowd-funding campaign called ‘Mend our Mountains’ mission is to raise at least £100,000 for environmental projects put forward by national parks within the UK.

Money raised will be channelled to the different projects through the BMC’s Access & Conservation Trust. The campaign is backed by Sir Chris Bonington and Doug Scott and Julia Bradbury.

Everyone who makes a donation will be able to say which project they want their money to be spent on Snowdon, Scafell Pike, Kinder Scout, Ingleborough, Brecon Beacons Horseshoe, Lyle Wak Walk, Dartmoor and Exmoor.

Read more about Mend our Mountains

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6 Comments

  1. So, more money to urbanise (with duckboard and signage) the remaining wild places?

    And that is progress?

    The mountains of Great Britain have survived for about 2,700 million years. Can’t we just let them be?

  2. Peter Clinch says:

    Though I think the “vested interests” are, errrr, us, and we’re in large part encouraging ourselves.

    • strider says:

      Peter

      What you say is largely true. But add to that organisations such as the jobsworths in the National Parks bureaucracies littering the countryside with signposts and assorted markers, the tour operators, The Ramblers Association, the guidebooks, etc.

      Maybe restraint and respect could be promoted. But, I guess, that’s so 1960’s.

      I think the “Great Outdoors” becomes less great with each passing year. But there remains a lot of it so it’ll see me out. But who’ll look after the legacy?

      • Peter

        Ok. You make some valid points and you obviously have a passion for these matters.
        But are you not in danger of falling into validating the Joni Mitchell dystopia … “pave paradise, put up a parking lot”?

        • Peter Clinch says:

          Of course I am… What we’re really hammering out between us is that the set of Easy Answers that work for everyone numbers zero.

          If you fence it all off then we can’t go either, despite us being (obviously!) “the right sort of people”; if you facilitate wheelchair access to every square meter you’ve destroyed (as opposed to altered) what you wanted to experience. So it’s some degree of compromise, and there’s no such thing as a perfect compromise.

  3. strider says:

    Perhaps mountains, be they mighty Everest or lowly Ingleborough, wouldn’t need “mending” if the vested interests stopped encouraging us from tramping over identified routes en masse and thereby despoiling our environment .

    Sooner or later there will be no wild places left. It’ll all be duckboard and human detritus of one kind or another.

    Wasn’t there an old song about “always destroying the things we love”?

    Sic transit gloria mundi.

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