28 Nov 2018 , Mt. Ama Dablam, Khumbu Region, Nepal
The Sagarmatha Pollution Control Committee (SPCC) and Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality (KPRM) successfully conducted the first cleanup campaign on Mt. Ama Dablam. Ama Dablam is one of the most spectacular mountains in the world. Situated in the heart of Khumbu Region, the 6,812 m tall Mt. Ama Dablam is the second most popular mountain for climbing in the Region after Mt. Everest. With its popularity among the climbing communities, the problem of littering on Mt. Ama Dablam is also increasing, especially along the climbing route from Ama Dablam base camp to the summit.
The Sagarmatha Pollution Control Committee mobilized a team of 10 members comprising of climbing experienced Sherpas from Phortse and Pangboche villages for the cleanup campaign. Mr. Palden Namgay Sherpa, executive board member of SPCC together with Mr. Pasang Norbu Sherpa, member of KPLRM jointly led the cleanup team. The two weeks long cleanup campaign collected a total of 775 kgs discarded garbage including tents, ropes, oxygen cylinders and human body remains from Mt. Ama Dablam. The Shree Shamsher Gulma (Nepal Army), Namche also participated in the cleanup campaign by providing volunteer service in bringing down the garbage from Ama Dablam Base Camp to our waste management facility at Namche Bazaar. The cleanup campaign was organized by SPCC and funded by Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality.