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Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Cleaning Up Ben Nevis

Welshman earns title of 'Rob the Rubbish' for cleaning up Ben Nevis
By Paul Kelbie, Scotland Correspondent

When it comes to public service some people have higher ideals than others.

Ashamed by the environmental damage caused by litterbugs on Britain's highest mountain, Robin Kevan, a retired social worker, drove hundreds of miles to tackle the problem single-handed.

Now the 60-year-old Welshman, who spent two days cleaning up litter from the slopes of Ben Nevis in the Highlands of Scotland, has earned the affectionate nickname of "Rob the Rubbish". Mr Kevan, of Llanwrtyd Wells, Powys, managed to fill six refuse sacks of waste during his 48-hour operation more than 2,000 feet up the mountain. >> More >>