Dal nostro corrispondente in Pakistan Muhammad Aurang Zaib
Ev-K2-CNR as per previous practice launched current cleanup expedition form 13 June 2017 and the team would remain on the Concordia till September 2017. Furthermore the cleanup employees would fix the Eco-Platforms on K2 base camp, Concordia, G-2 base camp and Ghoro-2 and would keep functional all the mentioned Eco-platforms till the end of the season. Cleanup team will also collect solid waste from Baltoro. Central Karakoram National Park (CKNP) Directorate joins hands with Ev-K2-CNR for this expedition. Moreover CKNP would launch another clean up mission on the Baifo- Hisper glacier area also in the mid-season.
Hundreds of people commute the base camps through Baltoro in every touristic season. So, the open defecation by mountaineers, tourists, porters and tourist guides and the trash thrown away by them is a challenge to manage. In this regards Ev-K2-CNR putting its effort to manage and keep clean the Baltoro and camping sites since so many years resulting in removing of 52 tons of solid waste and 17 tons of human waste.