A shocking video from the peak of Scotland’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis, has sparked outrage amongst hikers and climbers alike, as well as basically any decent person who happened to see it. You don’t have to be a seasoned hillwalker to know that it probably isn’t good etiquette to scatter the peak of a well-loved mountain with broken glass bottles, abandoned cookware, and an alarmingly dead-person-looking sleeping bag filled with trash.
It sucks to commit to a hike which can last up to 9 hours there-and-back, only for the peak of your day to be soured and totally overshadowed by the unkindness of strangers. Hazardous broken glass, an insulting use of a sleeping bag, and debris which can freeze over and endanger others (which is why videographer resolves to clean it up before the storm moves in). A natural marvel utterly ruined by the one thing any serious walker is trying to avoid: people at their worst.