Mount Everest is a global pride . It is not at all a pride of Nepal because Mount Everest is not artificially constructed by the Nepalese. It is a natural phenomenon . Mount Everest is the pride of the blue planet . After getting birth from the lap of the Tethys sea Mount Everest is a challenge to the human race . Mount Everest is a dream . Mount Everest is a nightmare . Mount Everest is a mystery . Mount Everest is ever-growing and ever-challenging to others who cherish a dream in their bosom to conquer .
Mount Everest is a part of the Himalayas . Mount Everest is the highest peak ( 8848 metre ) in the world situated in Nepal , spans 2400 km and towers above all like an invincible giant .
In 1865 this mountain ( previously known as Peak XV ) was renamed after Sir George Everest , British Surveyor General of India from 1830 to 1843 . According to Tibetan language , Mount Everest is called ” Chomolungma ” According to Chinese language , Mount Everest is called ” Qomolangma ” . Both mean “ Goddess Mother of the World ” . In Nepal Mount Everest is known as ” Sangarmatha ” . It is a Sanskrit name which means ” Forehead of the Sky ” .
How has Mount Everest got Polluted ?
Every year around eight hundred ( 800 ) climbers target to reach the summit of Mount Everest . The climbers want to palliate the undaunted flaunting attitude of Mount Everest . In order to achieve their cherished dream the climbers hurt Mount Everest in way of creating waste creation .
There is an innumerable waste on Mount Everest . Tons of litters is piling up in a scattered way on the surface of Mount Everest . The mountaineers spend weeks on the mountains close to altitude at a series of camps and tents before approaching towards the almost invincible summit .
During that particular phase of their torrid journey a person generates 8 Kg of trash on average . The lion’s share of that wastage gets left on Mount Everest . The slopes are littered vehemently with discarded empty oxygen canisters , abandoned tents , food containers , tented toilets with large collections of barrels . Scientists found humongous quantity of micro plastic pollution on Mount Everest at a spot called “ Balcony “very close to summit .
How are these Litters Detrimental for Habitation ?
The natural environment and ecology gets disturbed by the trash and waste of those aspiring climbers who want to ascend the tip of Mount Everest . This trash and wastes pose a serious health risk to everyone who lives in the Everest watershed .
The Sagarmatha National Park was created in 1976 to protect the mountain and its wildlife was declared ” World Heritage Site ” . In 1979 by UNESCO . It is an important water source for thousands of people living in communities surrounding Mount Everest .
There are no waste management or proper and adequate sanitation facilities in the area . So garbage and sewage are emptied into big pits just outside of local villagers .
How an Aesthetic Art is Made out of Leftovers ?
Multiple innovative and efficacious steps and strategies have been taken to salvage the status quo of Mount Everest . Mount Everest not only dotted with some 200 bodies of past climbers , but also being tormented by a litter ailment . 1.5 tons of garbage from Mount Everest was transformed into 75 sculptures .
Mount Everest is the crown of the earth . We should not take Mount Everest for granted . The mammoth quantity of trash simply defames the natural beauty and glory of Mount Everest . Garbage on Mount Everest is unquestionably a matter of shame .
In 2007 a Maine artist collected empty oxygen bottles and turned them into bowls , bells and ornaments . In 2012 , fifteen ( 15 ) Nepali artist transformed multiple artistic work from 1.7 tons of trash collected from Mount Everest . The art was on sale for prices from $15 to $2300 . The part of the collected money from sale went to the artists and the rest of the money went to the ESA ( Everest Summiteer’s Association ) which sponsored the collection of garbage from the mountain , organized .
Anyone visiting Mount Everest has to pay $4000 deposit and the money is refunded if the person returns with 8 Kg of garbage . This is the average quantity of litter that a person produces during the climb .
Nepal has taken an innovative strategy to salvage Mount Everest . A museum will be created from the garbage piled up by the mountaineers in Mount Everest .
Tomy Gustafson is the chief supervisor of the entire innovative projects . Under his innovative supervision the local residents , foreign artists will be summoned to actualize this aesthetic art . The organization has already taken the resolution to show the world how an invaluable aesthetic art be created from the waste products .
This will save and rescue the gasping Mount Everest . It will also a big source of income of many people . It is imperative to change the outlook of the world . This will also be a big source of income of many people .
A worth looking museum will be created at 3780 metre altitude of Mount Everest . There is a base camp from mountaineers to reach the summit . One can take the memento from the museum as a remembrance .
Eco Himal is a national NGO which gets engaged in cleaning the garbage . Finzo Sherpa , on behalf of the organization , said that the organization is going to embark on a new project or venture named “ Carry me Back ” in which every mountaineer will be requested to carry back at least 1 Kg of litter in its bag from Mount Everest .
They have to fetch back those waste products to Lukla and from there the organization takes the responsibility to send those to Kathmandu by air . All the visitors and the mountaineers have to be engaged as a part of this project to salvage the natural aesthetic beauty of Mount Everest .
Mount Everest is our pride and we must make concerted effort to give him a fresh air so that he can breathe fresh air without pollution.
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