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Adventurous volunteers rappel down Mt. Washington in Pittsburgh to clean up iconic vista

Nate Smallwood

Volunteers took to the hillside below Grandview Avenue on Saturday morning for the 27th Annual Explorers Club of Pittsburgh’s Mt. Washington Clean Up, with help from the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy and Allegheny Mountain Rescue Group.

Fifty volunteers were stationed on Grandview Avenue either rappelling down the hillside picking up garbage or sorting the trash once hoisted up. Nearby another 20 volunteers worked on a trail steward project with the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy.

Nate Smallwood is a Tribune-Review photographer. You can contact Nate via Twitter .


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Matt Tolbert, of the Explorers Club of Pittsburgh, rappels down to the hillside below Grandview Avenue in Mt. Washington to help clean up trash on Saturday, March 30, 2019.
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Matt Tolbert, of the Explorers Club of Pittsburgh, rappels down to the hillside below Grandview Avenue in Mt. Washington to help clean up trash on Saturday, March 30, 2019.
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Volunteers with the Explorers Club of Pittsburgh begin to rappel the hillside below Grandview Avenue in Mt. Washington to clean up trash on Saturday, March 30, 2019.
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Ropes and climbing gear is picked up by volunteers prior to rappelling down the hillside below Grandview Avenue in Mt. Washington to help clean up trash on Saturday, March 30, 2019.
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Matt Tolbert, of the Explorers Club of Pittsburgh prepares to rappel down to the hillside below Grandview Avenue in Mt. Washington to help clean up trash on Saturday, March 30, 2019.
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Ropes and climbing gear is picked up by volunteers prior to rappelling down the hillside below Grandview Avenue in Pittsburgh’s Mt. Washington nieghborhood to help clean up trash on Saturday, March 30, 2019.
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Volunteers with the Explorers Club of Pittsburgh begin to rappel the hillside below Grandview Avenue in Mt. Washington to clean up trash on Saturday, March 30, 2019.
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Volunteers with the Explorers Club of Pittsburgh converse prior to helping clean the hillside below Grandview Avenue in Mt. Washington on Saturday, March 30, 2019.
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Volunteers with the Explorers Club of Pittsburgh begin to rappel the hillside below Grandview Avenue in Mt. Washington to clean up trash on Saturday, March 30, 2019.
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Volunteers with the Explorers Club of Pittsburgh prepare to rappel the hillside below Grandview Avenue in Mt. Washington to clean up trash on Saturday, March 30, 2019.
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