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first_imgErrigalClimbers who have scaled one of Ireland’s most iconic mountains to raise money for needy causes are being asked to put their hands in their pockets – this time to save the mountain.Mount Errigal has been the setting for thousands of charity climbs over the years.But erosion on the mountain has resulted in Donegal County Council and the local Dunlewey Development Committee being forced to bring in a consultant to examine damage caused to the 751-metre (2,464 ft) mountain.Chris York from Walking-The-Talk has spent the past week assessing the damage caused by walkers and hikers on the mountain. And he has admitted that it will now take “hundreds of thousands of euro” to repair and safeguard the mountain for future users.A plan is now being drawn up to stop the damage for future generations of hikers.Among the tips being given to climbers is not to climb the mountain after it has rained.Mr York said it will take a considerable amount of work which will come at a price to safeguard the mountain which is dangerous in many parts. “It will take a considerable amount of money and we will ave to sit down and see where that money will come from.“Perhaps many people who have climbed the mountain as part of charity hikes over the years will be prepared to donate some money.“There is no easy way to ‘sweeten the pill’, we can’t stick our heads in the peat bog and pretend that the damage is not there,” he said.People concerned about the mountain can meet with Mr York who is holding consultations in the Dunlewey Community Centre today (SAT) July 25 between 4 and 7pm.Groups or individuals are invited to drop in and discuss their views on the access to Errigal. Alternatively you can e-mail your submission to [email protected] by August 5. CHARITY CLIMBERS ASKED TO DIG DEEP TO SAVE ERRIGAL was last modified: July 24th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:consultantdonegalmount errigalsavelast_img read more