Dick Strawbridge  - I first started watching him on military programs and scrapheap challenge. He's a great character and also speaks a lot of sense about the environment and ways in which we can all help out.

Dick Strawbridge - I first started watching him on military programs and scrapheap challenge. He's a great character and also speaks a lot of sense about the environment and ways in which we can all help out.

Mountain Training initiative for cleaning up hills, crags and popular outdoor areas. I was made aware of this initiative as I get monthly emails due to being a member whilst trying to achieve my ML, CWA and hopefully SPA next year. I think its great that people are getting out there to help clean up but at the same time, its a shame that they even have to. Its a place we all love, go often and should therefore respect it! I plan to get involved in one of these next year.

The challenge was instigated by Mountain Leader and Mountain Training Association member Richard Pyne after taking a group walking on Ben Nevis and realising just how much rubbish was.

This epitomizes a massive pet hate of mine - rubbish left on the mountains and at crags. Whether its gel wrappers, bottles, old chalk bags or just waste paper - it has no place left in nature and I vehemently oppose it.

A Nepalese sherpa collects garbage left by climbers at an altitude of metres during the Everest clean-up expedition at Mount Everest, .

Sustainable Food Manchester - a great initiative ran close to my home. It deals with the social, environmental and economic concerns involving food within my area. I like grass root charities and local initiative trying to raise awareness.

From the website: "This is the one website you need to find out about truly sustainable food in the Greater Manchester area and the amazing work of community projects, independent shops, local growers and farmers.

Chris Townsend - although not strictly rock climbing and more general mountaineering and hiking, Chris is a famous gear tester and writes many informative blogs. He often reports on the ethics of outdoor gear and I find it really makes sense and does influence my decision when buying equipment.

Chris Townsend - although not strictly rock climbing and more general mountaineering and hiking, Chris is a famous gear tester and writes many informative blogs. He often reports on the ethics of outdoor gear and I find it really makes sense and does influence my decision when buying equipment.

As I do so much in the outdoors, I like to support the Forestry Commission where possible. Its a great scheme to ensure sustainable forestry management.

As I do so much in the outdoors, I like to support the Forestry Commission where possible. Its a great scheme to ensure sustainable forestry management.

Mountain Equipment responsible down sourcing - I've been aware of ME's ethical down policy since reading a label on a new down jacket. As i buy a lot of down, I feel responsible for checking the down is sourced correctly, with limited environmental impact and in an ethical way. I really respect brands who do this, one of which is ME, of whom do it very well I believe.

Mountain Equipment responsible down sourcing - I've been aware of ME's ethical down policy since reading a label on a new down jacket. As i buy a lot of down, I feel responsible for checking the down is sourced correctly, with limited environmental impact and in an ethical way. I really respect brands who do this, one of which is ME, of whom do it very well I believe.

Black Diamond Equipment - not only a great producer of climbing equipment but also a company with a clear, well promoted and well known passion for clean climbing. They do not stray from the principle of producing high end goods with a low impact and I think this is very admirable. As the sport relies on, affects and promotes nature, I think its vital that all people/companies involved in climbing promote good ethics and positive environmental practices.

Black Diamond Equipment - not only a great producer of climbing equipment but also a company with a clear, well promoted and well known passion for clean climbing. They do not stray from the principle of producing high end goods with a low impact and I think this is very admirable. As the sport relies on, affects and promotes nature, I think its vital that all people/companies involved in climbing promote good ethics and positive environmental practices.

DiCaprio - not only one of my favourite actors but also a high profile environmentalist. I loved the film he produced and co-wrote - “The 11th Hour” as it highlighted some vital global warming issues. Through my work i've also come across the work he's done on forest preservation and clean water initiatives. He's an inspiration and can make a real difference due to his celebrity status.

Leonardo DiCaprio on the red carpet of the 2012 Golden Globes. He's aged so nicely!

Not only a producer of great products but also an advocate of fair labour and conservation schemes. Sustainability and environmental consideration is quite important to me, especially as these play a big part in my job role. OR's commitment to these are well known and I like the brand much more due to its alliances and support for sustainability and environmental schemes.

LAKE HODGES TRAIL FEST OCTOBER 2018 The Lake Hodges is a deceptively challenging course, ideal for all running levels.

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