Enjoy your world. Leave No Trace
Since preserving, living and working in our natural outdoor environment is dear to our hearts, Great Orme Vertical is proud to be a partner to the Leave No Trace Centre for Outdoor Ethics.
Community Partners are critical providers of Leave No Trace education, directly reaching over 600,000 people each year. These partners play a vital role in protecting all of our favourite outdoor places.
Matt worked closely with Leave No Trace during his time as Outward Bound Hong Kong's Training Manager and found that their ethos and approach to environmental education struck a chord with his own approach. He became a Master Educator for the Organisation, delivering regular training and awareness workshops.
Great Orme Vertical strives to adhere to a sustainable and ethical approach to all outdoor activities, and works in line with the Seven Principles of the Leave No Trace Centre.
We can deliver Leave No Trace Awareness Workshops (often done integrally to our standard courses where appropriate), and the 2 day Leave No Trace Trainer Course. Please get in touch if you are keen to find out more.
Full details of the Leave No Trace courses and their Organisation can be found here on their website. Loads of interesting and informative stuff on there.
Seven Principles Overview
Leave No Trace is built on seven core principles that are used to communicate the best available minimum impact guidance for enjoying the outdoors responsibly. The Seven Principles of Leave No Trace were developed to help educate and guide recreationists in sustainable minimum impact practices that mitigate or avoid recreation-related impacts.
These Principles are the most robust and widely utilized minimum impact outdoor practices. Although Leave No Trace has its roots in backcountry and wilderness, the practices have been adapted so that they can be applied anywhere - from the backcountry, to local parks, to your backyard - and for any recreational activity. Each Principle covers a specific topic and provides detailed information for minimizing impacts.
The Seven Principles
Plan Ahead and Prepare
Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces
Dispose of Waste Properly
Leave What You Find
Minimize Campfire Impacts
Be Considerate of Other Visitors