Ginette Walker Vinski, environmental chair of the Explorers Club of Pittsburgh, guides fellow member Matt Tolbert as he rappels from the side of one of the Grandview Avenue overlooks Saturday, April 7, 2018 during the 26th annual Mt. Washington Clean-up, an event organized jointly by the Explorers Club of Pittsburgh, the Allegheny Mountain Rescue Group, the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy and the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy. Climbers picked up debris and litter that accumulates on the slopes while volunteers planted trees at Point of View Park for part of the Pittsburgh Redbud Project by the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy.
More than 50 volunteers scaled snowy slopes Saturday in an effort to beautify their city during an environmental stewardship event on Mt. Washington.
The outdoor enthusiasts, many skilled mountain climbers, clipped on their carabiners to pick trash from the hillside.
They picked up everything from discarded shoes to dinnerware while others planted trees at Point of View Park for the Pittsburgh Redbud Project.
The 26th annual Mt. Washington Cleanup was jointly organized by The Explorers Club of Pittsburgh, the Allegheny Mountain Rescue Group, the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy and the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy.