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US NewsClean-up on Mount Everest removes 24,000lbs of rubbish and four dead bodies

21:35  05 june  2019
21:35  05 june  2019 Source:   uk.news.yahoo.com

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Clean-up on Mount Everest removes 24,000lbs of rubbish and four dead bodies © Provided by Oath Inc. Nepal, Solo Khumbu, Everest, Sagamartha National Park, Roped team ascending, wearing oxigen masks

A clean-up expedition on Mount Everest has removed 24,200lb of rubbish and four dead bodies from the world’s highest mountain, according to Nepalese officials.

The clean-up initiative was launched in April and a team of 12 Sherpa climbers spent a month collecting food wrappings, cans, bottles and empty oxygen cylinders.

Some of the waste from the mountain, which rises 8,848 metres above sea level, was flown to Kathmandu and handed to recyclers in a ceremony to officially conclude the cleaning campaign.

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A clean - up expedition on Mount Everest has removed 24 ,200lb of rubbish and four dead bodies from the world’s highest mountain Mr Ghimire said the four bodies were exposed by melting snow and were carried to base camp and then flown to a hospital in Kathmandu for identification.

A clean - up expedition on Mount Everest has removed nearly 11 tonnes of rubbish and four bodies from the world’s highest mountain , reports say. Officials called it a successful mission but said more rubbish still needs to be collected. Some is covered by snow and only exposed when temperatures

Clean-up on Mount Everest removes 24,000lbs of rubbish and four dead bodies © Provided by Oath Inc. Nepali workers pile up sacks of waste collected from Mount Everest for recycling, in Kathmandu on June 5, 2019. - Nepal's government sent a dedicated clean-up team to Mount Everest this season with a target to bring back 10 tonnes of trash in an ambitious plan to clean the world's highest rubbish dump. (Photo by PRAKASH MATHEMA / AFP) (Photo credit should read PRAKASH MATHEMA/AFP/Getty Images)

Dandu Raj Ghimire, the Director-General of Nepal's Tourism Department, told Efe news: “Along with the rubbish, they also collected four dead bodies from the high camps of Mount Everest that were brought to Kathmandu last week.

"There are big environmental concerns and criticism from the international community that Nepal has not shown seriousness to maintain the beauty of the iconic peak.”

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Mount Everest has turned into a dumping ground as the growing numbers of climbers leave their trash Clean - up expeditions like those run by Dawa Steven Sherpa bring trash down from Everest . Removing waste from such high altitudes is testing, too. "Every mountaineer wishes it to be litter-free

Officials called it a successful mission but said more rubbish still needs to be collected. Some is covered by snow and is only exposed when temperatures rise.

Clean-up on Mount Everest removes 24,000lbs of rubbish and four dead bodies An army helicopter was also used in the ambitious mission.

Since 2011 regular efforts have been made to recover rubbish from the mountain and a waste management system has been introduced.

Mr Ghimire said the four bodies were exposed by melting snow and were carried to base camp and then flown to a hospital in Kathmandu for identification.

Climbers struggling to make it down the mountain alive are sometimes unable to carry out the bodies of team-mates who have died.

More than 300 climbers have died on Everest since it was first conquered in 1953. It is unclear how many bodies are still on the mountain, and officials said they have no records.

Clean-up on Mount Everest removes 24,000lbs of rubbish and four dead bodies © Provided by Oath Inc. Nepali workers search for recyclable materials froma a pile of waste collected from Mount Everest, in Kathmandu on June 5, 2019. - Aluminium ladders and cans collected from Mount Everest may find a second life as pots and pans, Nepali officials said Wednesday, as some ten tonnes of garbage collected from the world's highest mountain was handed over for recycling. The 14-strong team sent by the government spent about six weeks scouring for litter from base camp to Camp 4 -- nearly 8,000 metres (26,300 feet) up -- scraping together empty cans, bottles, plastic and discarded climbing gear. (Photo by PRAKASH MATHEMA / AFP) (Photo credit should read PRAKASH MATHEMA/AFP/Getty Images) Hundreds of climbers and their guides and porters spend weeks on Everest every spring, the best climbing season.

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Last year's Clean - up Campaign 2019 on Everest removed 24 , 000 lbs of rubbish and four dead bodies . Mount Everest was closed to commercial climbers in March in a bid to limit the spread of coronavirus, as expedition teams travel to the region and live for weeks in tightly-packed camps at

A clean - up expedition to Mount Everest has removed 11 tonnes (11, 000 kilos) of rubbish and four dead bodies from the world's highest mountain . Cleaners spent weeks collecting food wrappings, cans, bottles and empty toxic cylinders, according to the Nepal Tourism Department.

A tent city rises at the base camp at 17,400ft for three months between March and May.

The world’s tallest peak was thought to be unconquerable until Sir Edmund Hillary and his Nepalese Sherpa mountaineer Tenzing Norgay reached Everest’s summit.

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Clean-up on Mount Everest removes 24,000lbs of rubbish and four dead bodies
Clean-up on Mount Everest removes 24,000lbs of rubbish and four dead bodies
Clean-up on Mount Everest removes 24,000lbs of rubbish and four dead bodies
Clean-up on Mount Everest removes 24,000lbs of rubbish and four dead bodies
Clean-up on Mount Everest removes 24,000lbs of rubbish and four dead bodies
Clean-up on Mount Everest removes 24,000lbs of rubbish and four dead bodies
Clean-up on Mount Everest removes 24,000lbs of rubbish and four dead bodies
Clean-up on Mount Everest removes 24,000lbs of rubbish and four dead bodies
Clean-up on Mount Everest removes 24,000lbs of rubbish and four dead bodies
Clean-up on Mount Everest removes 24,000lbs of rubbish and four dead bodies
Clean-up on Mount Everest removes 24,000lbs of rubbish and four dead bodies
Clean-up on Mount Everest removes 24,000lbs of rubbish and four dead bodies
Clean-up on Mount Everest removes 24,000lbs of rubbish and four dead bodies
Clean-up on Mount Everest removes 24,000lbs of rubbish and four dead bodies
Clean-up on Mount Everest removes 24,000lbs of rubbish and four dead bodies
Clean-up on Mount Everest removes 24,000lbs of rubbish and four dead bodies
Clean-up on Mount Everest removes 24,000lbs of rubbish and four dead bodies
Clean-up on Mount Everest removes 24,000lbs of rubbish and four dead bodies
Clean-up on Mount Everest removes 24,000lbs of rubbish and four dead bodies
Clean-up on Mount Everest removes 24,000lbs of rubbish and four dead bodies
Clean-up on Mount Everest removes 24,000lbs of rubbish and four dead bodies
Clean-up on Mount Everest removes 24,000lbs of rubbish and four dead bodies
Clean-up on Mount Everest removes 24,000lbs of rubbish and four dead bodies
Clean-up on Mount Everest removes 24,000lbs of rubbish and four dead bodies
Clean-up on Mount Everest removes 24,000lbs of rubbish and four dead bodies
Clean-up on Mount Everest removes 24,000lbs of rubbish and four dead bodies
Clean-up on Mount Everest removes 24,000lbs of rubbish and four dead bodies
Clean-up on Mount Everest removes 24,000lbs of rubbish and four dead bodies
Clean-up on Mount Everest removes 24,000lbs of rubbish and four dead bodies
Clean-up on Mount Everest removes 24,000lbs of rubbish and four dead bodies
Clean-up on Mount Everest removes 24,000lbs of rubbish and four dead bodies
Clean-up on Mount Everest removes 24,000lbs of rubbish and four dead bodies
Clean-up on Mount Everest removes 24,000lbs of rubbish and four dead bodies
Clean-up on Mount Everest removes 24,000lbs of rubbish and four dead bodies
Clean-up on Mount Everest removes 24,000lbs of rubbish and four dead bodies
Clean-up on Mount Everest removes 24,000lbs of rubbish and four dead bodies
Clean-up on Mount Everest removes 24,000lbs of rubbish and four dead bodies
Clean-up on Mount Everest removes 24,000lbs of rubbish and four dead bodies
Clean-up on Mount Everest removes 24,000lbs of rubbish and four dead bodies
Clean-up on Mount Everest removes 24,000lbs of rubbish and four dead bodies
Clean-up on Mount Everest removes 24,000lbs of rubbish and four dead bodies
Clean-up on Mount Everest removes 24,000lbs of rubbish and four dead bodies
Clean-up on Mount Everest removes 24,000lbs of rubbish and four dead bodies
Clean-up on Mount Everest removes 24,000lbs of rubbish and four dead bodies
Clean-up on Mount Everest removes 24,000lbs of rubbish and four dead bodies
Clean-up on Mount Everest removes 24,000lbs of rubbish and four dead bodies
Clean-up on Mount Everest removes 24,000lbs of rubbish and four dead bodies
Clean-up on Mount Everest removes 24,000lbs of rubbish and four dead bodies
Clean-up on Mount Everest removes 24,000lbs of rubbish and four dead bodies
Clean-up on Mount Everest removes 24,000lbs of rubbish and four dead bodies
Clean-up on Mount Everest removes 24,000lbs of rubbish and four dead bodies
Clean-up on Mount Everest removes 24,000lbs of rubbish and four dead bodies
Clean-up on Mount Everest removes 24,000lbs of rubbish and four dead bodies
Clean-up on Mount Everest removes 24,000lbs of rubbish and four dead bodies

So far this year, a record number of permits were issued by the Nepalese government, which including the sherpas, led to there being more than 820 people trying to reach the summit.

Eleven people died on the mountain, which has sparked concern that better regulation is needed.

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