Gear collection volunteer | Green Peak Gear

Gear collection volunteer


Opportunity to be involved in a social enterprise to reuse and recycle used climbing gear


Have you ever wondered what happens to the climbing gear that has been retired from active use?  At Green Peak Gear we collect unwanted climbing gear and make it into other products such as dog leads and mats.  The products that we make are sold through our Amazon Webstore and at events we attend.  We donate some of the gear we collect to other organisations for second use – examples include play-group and a bird sanctuary.  Gear that we cannot reuse is recycled.  The gear is collected by participating climbing walls, who have a Green Peak Gear bin that we empty on a regular basis.  The initial pilot was based in North West England, and we are now looking to expand our collection base.  Green Peak Gear was established in mid 2012 with active support from the BMC.  Our profits are donated to ACT (Access and Conservation Trust).  Following the success of the pilot we are now looking to recruit further volunteers to help develop the scheme.


Green Peak Gear would like to recruit further volunteers to establish and run collection activities in new locations throughout the UK.  New collection areas will be established throughout the year.  Activities are likely to include:

  • Liaising with climbing walls to gain their commitment to having a Green Peak Gear collection bin
  • Setting up and carrying out collection from climbing walls on a regular basis
  • Promoting gear donation
  • Identifying other sources of used climbing gear and persuading them to donate to Green Peak Gear (outdoor centres, professional rope users etc.)
  • Arranging local storage of the gear till it can be reused or recycled
  • Recording details of collections


We are looking for you to bring energy and enthusiasm to this activity, which offers the opportunity provide a valuable service for climbers who are concerned about the environment.  You are likely to need a car to transport gear.


This is an excellent opportunity to be involved in setting up and running a social enterprise, and to contribute to the climbing community.


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