Some of you will remember the great success we had at the Table Mountain Cleanup (TM Cleanup) last year, well we are doing it again!
For those of you who don’t know about it, the cable car company has approached the climbing community and asked if we would be willing to help clean up rubbish in the hard to reach areas around the top cable station. Their staff clean the area on the top but plenty gets thrown or blown off and ends up in the crags surrounding the top cable station.
Pictures from the 2013 clean-up:
We abseil in and collecting garbage on the ledges around the cable car. Many of us spend a lot of time on the mountain, now is your opportunity to get involved and give something back to the the mountain we love. We are looking for as many volunteers as possible, we will split into two main groups, abseil teams and walkers.
For the abseil teams it is advised you have some experience on ropes and some knowledge of the area and some gear, if you are a bit short in some of theses areas don’t stress we can pair you up with a more experienced climber.
At the same time we send walkers down onto some of the more ‘exciting’ ledges that don’t need ropes to access, so we need plenty people with a head for heights and knowledge of the area.
The date is set for Thursday 21st March (Its a public holiday – tomorrow), the basic plan is the same as last year: we meet early at the lower cable station. The Cable Car Company will kindly give us a free lift up in a cable car we then split up into teams, collect all the rubbish we can and return around lunch time, leaving us the rest of the afternoon to climb or hike if we want. The Cable Car Company will give us a free ticket for the return journey as well.
If you are interested please contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org so that I can get your details.
If you know of anyone who may be interested please ask them if they would like to join us.