Vixen Tor – More Controversy

Vixen Tor, scene of previously unheard-of actions by a crag landowner last year when a climber had his ropes cut whilst leading, yesterday played host to more controversy. In conjunction with Channel 5 the landowner agreed to an open day at the Tor whereby visitors paid money to a charity. It was supposedly intended as a goodwill gesture with the film crew filming for a programme called ´Mediation´ featuring a UN Mediator! The open day was due to finish at 4pm. A couple of climbers, having paid £20 for the privilege of being involved (the price of TV fame!), apparently overstayed their welcome as the landowner´s security instructed them to leave at 4.10pm! The pair were forced to abandon some gear on their route, but the incident was ironically not captured on film! This information is sourced from UKClimbing and has been verified by the Ramblers Association (via the BMC) who were on site protesting at the fiasco on the grounds that one should not have to pay for access. The BMC did not endorse the ´open´ day, but made people aware of it via their website See previous planetFear newsreports on Vixen Tor Fiasco. ———————————————————————– If you have any news worth reporting please contact Matt – / 0114 2969114 ———————————————————————–