Monday, May 27, 2024
Everest 2024

Waste Collection Campaign on Everest

 

The Nepalese Army have organised a big clean up on Everest this year.

The objective is the collection of 10 tons of waste and the removal of at least five corpses.

The campaign will start in Nepal on April 11th and is titled ‘ Clean Himalaya 2024 .’

The Nepalese Army announced this during a press conference held last Sunday. “Objective: the collection of 10 tons of waste from Everest (8,848 m), Lhotse (8,516 m) and Nuptse (7,861 m) and the removal of at least five corpses from these three mountains.”

The director of the ‘Clean Himalaya’ initiative, General Sanjaya Deuja, said that 12 trained army soldiers will be mobilized. Of them, 10 will operate above Base Camp (up to C4), while two will remain in Namche.

18 Sherpas will also take part in the cleaning operation, to facilitate the collection of waste.

The campaign leader, Major Aditya Karki, said the waste will be collected up to a height of 8,000 meters on Mount Everest. The campaign will last 50 days, ending on June 5th, 2024, in conjunction with World Environment Day.