The Everest Summiteers’ Association (ESA), in collaboration with the government, Eco Himal, Nepal Mountaineering Association and Sagarmatha Pollution Control Committee, have brought tonnes of waste collected from Mount Everest to Kathmandu. As some of the waste collected include oxygen cylinders, helicopter debris, metals etc that dates back to as early as the 1950s, the association members have requested the Nepalese government to archive these in the museum.
A sherpa collecting waste dumped at Mount Everest by mountaineers
(Photo: Namgyal Sherpa)
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