During a recent trip to Chamonix, Rhys and I took part in a very important day during the Arc'teryx Alpine Academy. Alongside Guides Du Mont-Blanc, Arc'teryx Athletes and mountain lovers from across the globe we set out to collect as much rubbish from 2 popular trails on the Aiguille Du Midi and the Mer De Glace.
Whilst walking along the trails you are unable to see how much rubbish is hiding around you. However it only takes a good look underneath a boulder to see the extent of the littering.
In 6 hours we collected two full black bags of rubbish which included glass bottles, tin cans, plastic bottles and food packets. As a team we collected a shocking 1.5 tonnes of rubbish from the mountain.
We finished the day feeling like we had given something back to the mountains which have given so much to us.
Monix continues to support responsible travel and make sure that we continue to leave only footprints.