WE’RE SUPPORTING THE BMC’S CAMPAIGN TO REPAIR BRITAIN’S TRAILS
We are proud to announce that Lost Earth Adventures is one of the first private outdoor activity providers to actively support the national British Mountaineering Council (BMC)’s campaign: Mend Our Mountains; Make One Million. In 2019, for every person that signs up to one of our UK hikes, such as summiting Snowdon, Scafell Pike, Ben Nevis or taking on the Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge or National 3 Peaks Challenge, £1 will be donated towards the campaign.
The partnership was agreed in March in an effort to help the BMC raise the £1 million needed to repair paths in the UK’s 15 National Parks. Last year, Lost Earth Adventures took over one thousand people on guided hikes in the UK, and so far, there has been a 30% increase in bookings for 2019.
Our Co-Founder, Richard Goodey, said of the partnership, “The surge of interest in outdoor activity is fantastic and we are busier than ever, but we need to be aware of the impact that leading large groups has on the environment. We all have a responsibility to protect the hills to make these activities sustainable into the future.
We have seen the incredible impact the campaign has had on erosion control for parts of the Yorkshire Three Peaks, which is one of our most popular hikes. This is our way of being able to give back and protect the environment we work and play in.”
Mend Our Mountains was launched by the BMC as a call to action to everyone who values the hills, mountains and landscapes or Britain, aiming to repair to damage and erosion caused by multiple use. Mountain path repair is painstaking and expensive work that can cost up to £200 per metre. It costs half a million pounds a year to keep on top of damage to paths in the Lake District alone. Those who wish to find out more about the campaign can visit https://mendmountains.thebmc.co.uk/
As well as raising direct funds for important landscapes, Mend Our Mountains also seeks to raise wider awareness of the pressures these landscapes face, promote the physical, mental and social benefits they deliver and work towards long-term solutions for their care and upkeep. Read more on the Mend Our Mountains website.
If you’re joining us on a UK hike this year or just wanting to help please do consider contributing towards the campaign.