Hundreds of pounds of Mount Everest waste will be brought down

Trash lowered by an experienced climber group of Indian army soldiers

The Himalaya

Mount Everest which is part of the Himalayas on the border between Nepal and Tibet, is fascinating for climbers, with a height of about 8,850 meters above sea level, has always been a dream of the mountaineer.

But there are hidden risks carried by the climbers, they even leave the rest of the climb, hundreds of pounds of waste, such as oxygen bottles, tents, cans, packets, and trash from the remnants of other climbing.

From the results of the initial study, obtained the information contained garbage heap reaches about 4 tons of a tent in height.

Upper Namche, Himalaya

Government of India which is also concerned with this mountainous region, has planned a climbing team to carry out the cleaning of garbage to avoid bad thing, as many as 34 climber in mid May. This step has been done before, and is part of the Eco Everest Expedition.

This ascent marks the 50th Anniversary of the first Indian team to reach Mount Everest, and an environmental conservation activities are conducted regularly starting in 2008.

(Source WA Prodjo – Kompas Travel, CNN Traveler, India Today /Images Nefo Ginting)


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