HIE appointed contractor, Aviemore based McGowan Ltd, began work on the Mountain Clear-Up project on Monday the 21st of August. This scope of works will see the removal of redundant uplift infrastructure from the Coire na Ciste area.
. Coire na Ciste Chairlift – Current programme with all  towers removed to ground level along with a portion redundant safety cabling.
. West Wall Chairlift – All  towers removed to ground level. Re-instatement works have been carried out at the Top Station where towers and bases were removed.
. Aonach Poma – Only fencing that was deemed damaged and beyond repair has been removed with a view to future replacement.
McGowan Ltd working with the project management company, Torrance Partnership, along with support from Natural Retreats, are all satisfied that the project is progressing as planned with measures taken to protect the environment and public safety.
There is a designated laydown area within the Coire na Ciste carpark for the temporary storage of debris pending removal.
The first of the planned helicopter lifts to remove the waste materials from the hillside to the laydown area, was carried out successfully on the 6th September. Ross McGowan from McGowan Ltd, will be donating any monies received from this scrap metal to local charities BSSSA and DSUK.