The 45-day action ‘Everest Cleaning Campaign started on 14 april, the Nepalese new year. Intention is to make 10,000 kilograms of waste collection by climbers and tourists was left behind on Mount Everest.also Read Mount Everest reveals his killing: bodies of killed climbers exposed by melting ice Camps
According to the newspaper the Hindu said the director-general of the Department of Tourism in Nepal, Dandu Raj Ghimire, already to have 3,000 kilograms of waste down was achieved. For this purpose, among others, were the helicopters of the army deployed. the
The most waste is found around the base camps, but also the most popular route, the zuidcol, is polluted. The waste is left behind by the hundreds of climbers and sherpas on their way to the top.
Sometimes it goes to bio-degradable waste, but also is there non-biodegradable waste found, such as beer bottles, food packaging and empty oxygen bottles. During the opruimactie were also four bodies found.
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