Saving Mount Evererst Clean-Up 2011 - Blog


Waste Management Plan for Everest Region

On going preparations to develop a sustainable waste management plan/system for Everest region

The Nepalese and Austrian waste management experts Dr. D R Pathak and Mr. Anton Zuser respectively has left for Lukla and started their onsite research. Their research intends to find out the following details:

  • quantity of waste produced in the region
  • quantity of waste produced by locals
  • quantity of waste produced by visitors/trekkers/mountaineers
  • number of visitors in the region
  • present waste management practice followed by the locals
  • types of waste produced – organic and inorganic


In addition, the waste management experts will also identify the waste dumping sites in the region. Based on their studies, the waste management experts will come up with a recommendation of a waste management plan/system most appropriate for the region.


Saving Mount Everest 2011-2012 Exhibition in Everest Base Camp

The Saving Mount Everest 2011-2012 project team has decided to put up the Saving Mount Everest 2011-2012 Exhibition in Everest Base Camp – 5,360m above sea level. The exhibition will portray and inform the visitors about the rationale behind the project and its objectives. The team is doing necessary preparations to set up the exhibition.


Countdown begins for the Everest Clean-up Expedition

Preparations for the Everest Clean-up expedition are underway. The Everest Summiteers’ Association is providing orientations to the climbers and support staff; necessary equipment and supplies are being purchased for the expedition.

Team of waste management experts from Nepal and Austria are scheduled to leave for Lukla on 13 April 2011 and will start their on site research. Similarly, Swedish photographer and adventurer Mr. Martin Edstörm is set to leave for Nepal for photographic documentation and documentary of the project. Prof. Kurt Luger, Chairperson of EcoHimal and Mr. Tommy Gustafsson, CEO, Steve Perryman Sport Travel AB of Sweden will also arrive in Nepal on/before 17 April to join the expedition.

At the local level, Eco Himal Nepal did a presentation about the project to Solu Khumbu District Council, the local government body in March 2011. The project has received a very good response and the council approves the project, which is required by local government and Social Welfare Council. No project can be implemented on the ground until the cleanup campaign begins. Thus, this is yet another crucial step towards achieving the project goal.

We are extremely happy to receive positive response from the supporters and well wishers worldwide.