Friday, 9 July 2010

Climb every mountain ?

One of the chapters that failed to make the "final cut" in the toolkit book was on the theme of Snowdon and the construction of the cafe at the summit.

The mountain has been in the news this week due to some work that has been carried out on one of the main tracks to the summit: the Miner's Track.

The Daily Mail had a slightly different angle on the story...

Another piece from Janet Street Porter could be used as a way of enquiring into changes in the landscape.

"Snowdon is being tamed and turned into a Welsh version of Disney Land"

I also had a Facebook message from colleague Tony Cassidy earlier in the week to say that he was standing on the summit...

Why not take some of the quotes from the article and debate whether the paths should be improved. What is to be gained and lost from this activity ?

'Snowdon is a mountain not a theme park for children. It defies common sense. Next they'll be wanting to put a lift up Everest or filling in the Grand Canyon. It is one of the most preposterous things I've heard of'

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