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(English) Everest undergoes clean-up

Clean-up campaigners collect piles of garbage from Mount Everest. File photo. Source: blogs.dw.de
Clean-up campaigners collect piles of garbage from Mount Everest. File photo. Source: blogs.dw.de

KATHMANDU, Nepal–At a time, environmentalists are showing great concerns regarding the pollution in the Mount Everest, the world’s highest peak have undergone a clean-up  as foreign and Nepali mountaineers have collected tonnes of discard decades-old garbage like oxygen cylinders, tents, food cans, plastic, human waste among others.

According to news agencies report, there is still some rubbish at higher altitude and the piles of rubbish are being picked up by the climbers.

Himalayan Times reports quoting Dawa Steven Sherpa of an expedition team that there is still some garbage at higher altitudes and that is being collected by climbers during expeditions. His expeditions have collected 15 tonnes of rubbish since 2008.

Nepal, home to eight of the world’s 14 highest mountains, has more than 2,000 Himalayan peaks.

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