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Sun, Oct. 25

Cleaning up the Canyon: Arizona Mountaineering Club goes over the edge for trash and liter

Arizona Mountaineering Club volunteer Scott Kuchman helps volunteers during the clean-up.(Photo/NPS)

Arizona Mountaineering Club volunteer Scott Kuchman helps volunteers during the clean-up.(Photo/NPS)

For the last 30 years the Arizona Mountaineering Club of Phoenix has visited Grand Canyon to pick up discarded or lost items that would otherwise be inaccessible.

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Volunteer Andrea Galyean picks up trash on the edge of the South Rim. (Photo/NPS)

The club has been teaching outdoor rock climbing for over 50 years. As an all-volunteer organization, the club is able to offer the most comprehensive training at a very low cost to members.

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