We actively support Fix the Fells and encourage our clients to consider donating to help repair our foot paths via a designated link on our website. We always try to avoid black spots during peak season and distribute events throughout the National Park to minimise the impact on popular foot paths. On all of our events we make a donation on behalf of each and every participant to Fix the Fells. We also raise awareness about the invaluable work done by the Mountain Rescue Service and Cumbria Air Ambulance and encourage client donations to these self-funded organizations.
We are aware of our responsibility as organisers to plan every aspect of our events to minimise the impact of what we do and where we go. We approach route choice responsibly and make decisions wherever possible to reduce the impact on the well-trodden foot paths of the fells. Event scheduling takes into account other users to reduce the pressure on the fells and communities that day. We take a minimalistic approach to road transport / vehicle emissions by integrating other transport options into the event itself. Our event journeys actively promote cycling and use of existing public transport on road and water.
At Eco Challenge, we fight back against the attitude that litter collection is someone elses problem. We all need to do our bit and returning with more litter than you went out with is an admirable aim for any visit to the fells. Litter retrieval is mandatory for all participants on our events and we actively promote awareness about litter and degradation times for food waste at team briefings. Our company provide litter bags for waste collection which is deposited at appropriate waste disposal sites / re-cycling facilities. Eco Challenge – Leave Only Footprints.